Graduate Programs in Education & Counseling

The graduate programs in education integrate general education, cultural improvement, and professional excellence. The specific aims of these programs are:

  • to extend and deepen knowledge by scholarly research
  • to assist those who wish to secure specialized training in order to improve their occupational competency
  • to supply the need of advanced training for special purposes, especially in the fields of teaching and other human services;
  • to offer the graduate student body the opportunity to join with the faculty of the University in the common pursuit of learning, wherein the students are encouraged to develop according to their individual capacities and to learn to live and work together as a community of scholars;
  • to fulfill current teachers' ACT 48 requirements;
  • to meet requirements for the Level II Certification.

Additional benefits for everyone are shown here ....  Why Villlanova?

Teachers and school administrators  may apply for a special Tuition Reduction
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 
Please see the links under the Graduate Studies Office for additional funding options or
see our departmental assistantship information.

Please note the unique admission requirements are listed under each program below. Additionally, we offer a combined 5-year program to earn both an undergraduate and graduate degree in education.

Master's Programs Post-Master's Programs

M.S. in Counseling


School Counseling: Elementary and Secondary

Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Post-Master's Certificate Programs:

Marriage and Family

Substance Use


Teacher Education

Master of Arts in Education plus Teacher Certification

Master of Arts in Education
Graduate Education
Teacher Leadership

Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership

Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Education

Teacher Education

 Post-Master's Teacher Leadership





Education & Counseling
St. Augustine Ctr.- Rm 302
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4620
E-mail: educationcounseling