Department of Education & Counseling


The Department of Education & Counseling  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 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 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.  

Ask Us About the Educator Discount


Special Tuition Discounts for
current Teachers & School Administrators:
40% for those employed by Catholic schools;
20% for those employed by non-Catholic schools

For tuition rates and fees please see the Bursar's website.

Department News and Events

For specific academic dates and deadlines, please check the Academic Calendar.

The Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, has granted accreditation to both the School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health programs in Villanova's Department of Education and Counseling, effective immediately.  

The Department of Education and Counseling offers an undergraduate Minor in Counseling.
As a complement to majors, such as psychology or sociology. A Minor in Counseling will focus on the how these disciplines are applied in practice and will enhance your coursework for those planning careers in the fields of mental health services, such as counseling, social work, and psychiatric nursing, to mention a few.  It also will prepare students who are considering graduate training in the helping professions.  For further information, please contact Dr. Krista Malott ( or call the Department of Education and Counseling.


November 14, 2015 - For Graduate Education Majors who have completed 24 credit hours, specifically those in Philosophy of Education, Research, and Standard Aligned Systems and Curriculum: please apply online  or in person at the Education and Counseling Office (SAC 302), and submit your application to Marion Angelini by October 14, 2015.  More information about taking the comprehensive exam is available online or by contacting Dr. Jerusha Conner or your advisor.

November 14, 2015 - For Graduate Counseling Majors who are close to graduation: please apply online or in person at the Education and Counseling Office (SAC 302), and submit your application to Marion Angelini by October 14, 2015.  Along with your application, please submit a bank (cashier’s) check or money order made out to “CCE.”  More information about taking the comprehensive exam is available online or by contacting your advisor or Fr. Murray.

Contact Information

Department of
Education & Counseling

302 St. Augustine Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4620
Fax: 610.519.4623


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