Master of Arts in Education


Our programs are designed to aid the teacher in:

  • completing course requirements for
    permanent certification - in most states
  • applying research to improve teaching practice
  • pursuing special interests in education

Program Details

A minimum of 30 graduate credits is required for both the Master of Arts in Education degree and the Master's of Arts in Education with a concentration in Teacher Leadership.

For the more general Master of Arts in Education degree, a student may choose to take all 30 credits in Education or combine credits in Education with graduate credits in a subject or teaching field.  Students in the Graduate Education concentration must complete three one-credit workshops from a list approved for Graduate Education.

Upon receiving approval of the Department of Education and Counseling, a student in either concentration may undertake the writing of a thesis in lieu of six semester-hour course credits.

Prior to being awarded the degree, students in both concentrations must pass a comprehensive examination.
This may be taken following the completion of 24 credits.

Special Tuition Reduction for Teachers and School Administrators: 

40% for those employed as teachers, counselors or administrators by Catholic schools;
20% for those employed as teachers, counselors or administrators by non-Catholic schools.


Department of Education & Counseling
St. Augustine Center - Rm 302
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4620
Fax: 610.519.4623
Email: educationcounseling