Villanova’s goal is to not only meet the state requirements, but to graduate fully confident, inspired educators and human service workers who will lead professional lives exemplifying the intellectual and moral ideals embodied in the University’s mission.
Villanova’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, of which this department is a part, strongly adheres to the principles of the University Mission Statement which commits Villanova to “developing and sustaining an academic environment in which the potentialities of its members may be realized.”
Our objective is to create a learning environment which consistently supports your efforts to fully develop your potential.
The Department of Education and Counseling is dedicated to achieving the goals and objectives of the University. As a community of learners the Department supports the University’s commitment to the Catholic Augustinian tradition and recognizes that all members of the departmental community—students, faculty, and staff—are unique and valued individuals who are committed to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge. The Department extends this respect to all members of the greater University community and, indeed, through its service to schools and other organizations, to all people.
The Department is specifically charged with the professional preparation of 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.
In fulfilling this charge, the Department is aware of its obligation to collaborate with the greater community which it serves. A sensitivity to persons as individuals and as members of a variety of communities, a commitment to effect social justice, the cultivation of intellect, and a willingness to serve—are the expected characteristics of each graduate of the Department. These personal qualities are inextricably connected to the graduates’ professional identity and development.