Villanova offers courses and electives that can be tailored to meet the individual professional development needs of the students.
For more than two decades, Villanova University has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report in the Best Universities – Master’s category in the northern region.
Villanova offers tuition reductions for teachers, counselors and administrators. Tuition reduction is 40% for those employed by Catholic schools, and 20% for those employed by non-Catholic schools.
Villanova’s beautiful suburban campus is easily accessible by car or public transportation from throughout the region. The restaurants, museums, culture and events of the city of Philadelphia are nearby.
Two tracks in the graduate teacher education program.
The first track, designed primarily for the practicing professional in elementary and secondary school teaching, requires thirty graduate credits and leads to a Master of Arts in Education. The second track is for those seeking a Master of Arts in Education and initial teaching certification.
Program options in Counseling lead to a Master of Science degree in Counseling, with concentrations in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Post-graduate programs in both Education and Counseling support the ongoing professional career development of those working in their fields.
Villanova University aims to provide its students with aliberal education – an education laying emphasis upon the training of the critical faculty; cultivation of a wide breadth of learning; development of the student’s wholeness as an individual possessed of both body and soul.
What Our Students Are Saying....
"The program is very challenging and I learned more in the last three years about education than I have ever dreamed. I know that I will be able to apply most of what I have learned in this program when I am fortunate enough to get a job as an administrator."
"They provide a program that is intellectually stimulating, and the Villanova name has a good reputation with employers."
"Villanova has an excellent reputation, and looks good on a resume. The faculty in the Education Department are passionate about the subjects that they teach and make learning interesting."
Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of St. Augustine. To this day, Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University’s six colleges.