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.
|Adolescent Psychology||EDU 8618||3|
|History of American Education||EDU 8671||3|
|Educational Research||EDU 8603||3|
|Philosophy of Education||EDU 8673||3|
Multiculturalism, Gender & Inclusion in Schools
|Critical Perspectives in Special Education||EDU 8400||3|
|Curriculum and Assessment||EDU 8614||3|
|Teaching Methods in the Humanities, Math and Science or Language||EDU 8550/8540/8530||3|
|Student Teaching & Seminar||EDU 8628||7|
|Development of the ELL Student||EDU 8675||3|
The following list identifies the specific courses required for certification by subject area. These courses must be completed before the start of the Masters Plus Certification Program and may be in addition to a related degree in the subject area. Subject area course requirements may be completed at any accredited college or university. Review the undergraduate course catalog for a description of the courses or contact us to discuss your individual situation.
Diversity I African American Literature
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.
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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 students 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. Option for tuition assistance and reduction available for current teachers.