The following table details the 34-credit Master of Arts in Education plus Teacher Certification course sequence. All courses will be completed in a 12-month period beginning with a summer session. A description of each course can be found in the Graduate Studies Course Catalog.
Graduate Studies Course Catalog
|Critical Perspectives in Special Education
|Multiculturalism, Gender, and Inclusion in Schools
|Development of the English Language Learner
|Philosophy of Education||EDU 8673||3|
|Adolescent Psychology||EDU 8618||3|
|History of American Education
|Teaching Methods in the Humanities, Math and Science or Language||
|Curriculum and Assessment
|Graduate Student Teaching||EDU 8628||6
|Student Teaching Seminar
Below you will find teaching area coursework required by Villanova University for an undergraduate seeking teaching certification in Pennsylvania. For students applying to the Masters Plus Certification Program with a major in their preferred teaching area from an accredited university other than Villanova, we will evaluate your transcript in comparison with these prerequisites. If your undergraduate major is different than your preferred teaching area, additional prerequisite courses will probably be necessary. Each case is considered individually. See the undergraduate course catalog for a description of the courses, or contact us to discuss your individual situation.
English/Diversity I African American Literature
English/Diversity II Women's Literature
9 additional elective credits (beyond intermediate level) - Upon completion of FRE 1121, students must take advanced courses until they have completed 30 credit hours.
Recommended: SPA 7400 Spanish Teaching Methodology
Total Minimum Credit Hours
0 additional elective credits (beyond intermediate level) - Upon completion of SPA 1121 students must take advanced courses until they have completed 30 credit hours.
Note: Two of the above advanced courses should be in Spanish language and literature.
Villanova University offers a part-time certification program for teachers in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that includes courses in the foundation of Education and methods of teaching designed specifically for those interested in obtaining secondary teacher certification.
Beginning in the summer, this program permits teachers to complete the certification sequence in 2 years, taking one course each semester and one each of two summers. Students may also continue with more course work and obtain a Master’s degree.
Educators in the Diocese receive a 40% tuition discount.