This full-time intensive 12-month program offers individuals without an education background an opportunity to complete a Master of Arts in Education degree while simultaneously completing the requirements for teacher certification.
Our program is designed to aid the student in:
- building on a strong foundation in subject matter;
- developing a strong foundation in professional knowledge;
- defining one's philosophy of teaching and of classroom management;
- learning to apply research to improve teaching practice; and
- understanding current realities in schools in the area.
Villanova now offers a part-time Master of Arts in Education plus Teacher Certification Program. This program permits prospective teachers to complete their graduate certification requirements (34 credits in total) in two years. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis.
The Masters of Arts in Education plus Certification program requires thirty-four credits which include courses, field experiences including observations in the schools, and student teaching. The track is normally completed in two semesters and two summer sessions (12 months) and exists for secondary teacher certification only.
Typically, applicants will have an undergraduate major in an academic subject area which they intend to teach (English, Math, etc.) If candidates want to teach a subject in which they did not earn a degree, prerequisite coursework will be necessary before entering the Master's plus Certification program. Specific program details can be found by clicking the links below. We also encourage you to contact the Department or Dr. Connie Titone to discuss your particular situation.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Connie Titone email@example.com 610-519-4620