It is with great sadness that the Department of Education and Counseling reports the news of the passing of our beloved retired colleague, Dr. Kenneth Davis, on October 1, 2013. Ken began teaching at Villanova as a part-time faculty member in 1972. Soon after, as a member of the full-time faculty, he was instrumental in shaping Villanova’s graduate program in Counseling, serving as the coordinator of the program for twelve years before retiring in 2009. He was active in the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association which awarded him the Counselor Educator of the Year Award in 1993. Those who have had the privilege of knowing Ken will miss his wealth of experience, his affirming spirit, and his commitment to the Counseling profession.
Welcome to the Department of Education & Counseling at Villanova University.
The Department prepares teachers, human service providers, counselors, supervisors and administrators. Through its certification and licensure programs, the Department combines theory with practical experience in school and community settings to help improve the quality of the lives of others.
Our department offers undergraduate majors in Secondary Education, as well as Educational Minors, and beginning in 2014, a Minor in Counseling. Partnered with the Office of Part-Time Studies, we also offer a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies that includes teacher certification, in addition to post-baccalaureate teaching certification.
We also offer a graduate program with the following master's programs: Counseling, Graduate Education, Teacher Leadership, and Master's Plus Teacher Certification. To further your education, we also offer a Post-Master's program with concentrations in Counseling, and a Post-Master's certificate in Teacher Leadership.
Our Department has recently been welcomed as a new member of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE); our membership will provide a plethora of information on college teaching, educational policy, and educational research, all important resources for our students and faculty.
We encourage you to view our current departmental news and events, learn more about our programs, and meet our faculty. Also, for more information, please view the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Graduate Studies web sites.
For specific academic dates and deadlines, please check the Academic Calendar.