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. Additionially, we offer a combined five-year program to earn both a graduate and undergraduate degree.

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.

In addition, The Counsel for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP), has granted accreditation to both the School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health programs in Villanova's Department of Education and Counseling.

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 emplyees of Catholic schools;
20% for emplyees of 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.

September 1, 2017 Graduation: the deadline for applying for graduation following the completion of summer courses is June 15, 2017.  The Application for Granting of Master's Degree is available on the Office of Graduate Studies website, and should be submitted to them.  Please call the Office of Graduate Studies or Marion Angelini in the Education and Counseling Office (610-519-4625) if you have any questions concerning this.  The application should be made prior to taking the Comprehensive Exam, if you have not already passed it, and prior to the successful completion of your coursework. 


July 9, 2016 - 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 June 9, 2016.  Please contact Dr. Jerusha Conner or your advisor for more information about taking the comprehensive exam.

July 9, 2016 - 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 June 9, 2016.  Along with your application, please submit a bank (cashier’s) check or money order for $50 made out to “CCE.”  More information about taking the comprehensive exam is available online or by contacting your advisor or Fr. Murray.


Department of Education and Counseling

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


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