Why Choose Villanova?

Villanova now offers two tracks in the graduate teacher education program with core courses and ample electives that can be tailored to individual professional development needs. 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.

Villanova University also offers programs leading to MS degree in Counseling, with concentration in School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Beyond the master's degree, students may also obtain certification in elementary or secondary principalship.

Why Choose Villanova?

  • For more than a decade, Villanova University has been ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report in the Best Universities – Master’s category in the northern region.
  • Villanova University aims to provide its students with a liberal 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.
  • Villanova offers courses and electives that can be tailored to meet the individual professional development needs of the students.
  • Villanova offers tuition scholarships 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 campus is located in suburban Philadelphia and is easily accessible by car or public transportation.

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."


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

Tuition Reduction

Teachers and school administrators  may apply for a special Tuition Reduction
40% for those employed by Catholic schools;
20% for those employed by non-Catholic schools.

Additional links to financing options are found on the Graduate Studies pages and the benefits for everyone are shown here ....  Why Villlanova?