Education Minor

The Department of Education offers two minors in Education at the undergraduate level: one in Education and another in Educational Policy and Leadership.

Each minor is 15 credits. 

Education Minor

A minor in Education requires at least 15 credits. Required courses for the minor are:

  • EDU 2201 Social Foundations of Education I                                  OR EDU 2201 Social Foundations of Education II
  • EDU 3251 Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • EDU 3263 Diversity and Inclusion in Education
  • EDU 4290 Philosophy of Education

An additional 3 credits may be elected from:

  • EDU 2300 Research Seminar in Education
  • EDU 3254 Principles of Techniques and Instruction (4 cr)
  • EDU 3258 Education and Society in 1960’s
  • EDU 3260 Education and Society in World War II
  • EDU 3262 Education Pearl Harbor to Sputnik
  • EDU 3265 Global Racism in the Schools
  • EDU 4301 Humanistic Education

 The minor in Education does not qualify one to teach in Pennsylvania public schools.  If a student wishes to continue toward teacher certification after graduation, s/he will need to complete the coursework and student teaching required to apply for Pennsylvania certification. The student must speak to an advisor in the Education and Counseling Department to create a plan for going forward.

Education Policy and Leadership Minor

A minor in Educational Policy and Leadership is designed to help students develop an awareness of global issues in education in order to learn how educational institutions can transform and be transformed by society through school policy and leadership. A minor in Educational Policy and Leadership requires at least 15 credits. Required courses for the minor are:

  • EDU 3264 Introduction to Disability Studies 
  • EDU 3277 Urban Education
  • EDU 8654 Educational Policy Analysis

An additional 6 credits may be elected from:

  • EDU 2300 Research Seminar in Education
  • EDU 3265 Global Racism in Education
  • EDU 3263 Diversity & Inclusion
  • EDU 4245 Lit. & Eng. Language Learning
  • EDU 8669 Comparative Education
  • EDU 8656 School Law Independent Study Topics Course- which may include the following: School Reform Gender and Education Current Issues in Education The Presidency and Education Democracy and Education

For more information on either of these minors, please contact the Department of Education and Counseling.



Department of Education and Counseling

302 St. Augustine Center
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4620


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Program Offerings

Undergraduate Offerings
B.A. in Secondary Education

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in General Studies
(Part Time Studies Degree and Certification)

Five-year Combined B.A./M.A


Minor in Education

Minor in Counseling

Graduate Offerings
M.S. in Counseling

M.A. in Education (no certification)

M.A. in Education with Teacher Leadership Concentration

M.A. in Education with Higher Education Concentration

M.A. in Education plus Teachers Certification

Post Baccalaureate or Post-Master's Certificate in Teacher Leadership Certificate (TLC)