Graduate Certificate in Education
This program does not lead to PA certification.
Earn a graduate certificate in Education from Villanova University. This 15-credit graduate certificate is designed for:
- post-baccalaureate students planning careers in education or related fields.
- current graduate students interested in improving their teaching skills and advancing in their chosen related field.
- current teachers who are working toward Level II certification (Level II certification requires a
total of 24 credits. The additional 9 credits can be taken in a chosen subject area or can be counted towards the completion of a MA in Education).
- current teachers wishing to advance toward a MA in Education.
Curriculum and Certificate Requirements
The number of credits required is 15; nine (9) credits must be fulfilled by the three required courses.
Required Courses (3):
EDU 8616 Methods of Teaching (Optional for State-Certified Teachers)
EDU 8679 Standards Aligned Systems and Curriculum
EDU 8561 Advanced Trends in Special Education
EDU 8610 Current Issues in Education
EDU 8662 Trends in the Social Studies
EDU 8669 Comparative Education
EDU 8671 History of Education
EDU 8673 Philosophy of Education
EDU 8678 Multiculturalism, Gender, and Inclusion in Schools
Additional Elective Option: With the approval of the Chairperson of the Department of Education and Counseling, Education certificate students who are degree or certificate candidates in another Villanova Graduate Liberal Arts and Sciences program may use one course in that program to satisfy one elective in the Education certificate.
NOTE: No transfer credits from other institutions will be accepted for the Education certificate.
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