Education Minor

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, they will need to complete the coursework and student teaching required to apply for Pennsylvania certification. Students interested in obtaining teacher certification should speak to Education Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Teresa Wojcik , to create a plan for moving forward.

To declare an education minor, download, print and complete the the form below.  Bring the completed form to the Office of Educaiton and Counseling for the department chair's signature and return it to OUS.

For more information on either of these education minors, please contact Rita Siciliano in the Education and Counseling office.

 

Education Minor Information

A minor in Education requires at least 15 credits (4 required courses and one Education elective). The minor in Education does not lead to Pennsylvania teacher certification or qualify one to teach in Pennsylvania public schools.

The following four (4) courses are required for the minor:

  • EDU 2201 OR EDU 2202 Social Foundations of Education I/II
  • EDU 3251 Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • EDU 3263 Diversity and Inclusion in Education
  • EDU 4290 Philosophy of Education

The student may select one elective course* from the list below:

  • EDU 2300 Research Seminar in Education
  • EDU 3258 Education and Society in the 1960’s
  • EDU 3260 Education and Society in World War II
  • EDU 3262 Education Pearl Harbor to Sputnik
  • EDU 3264 Introduction to Disability Studies
  • EDU 4245 Literacy and English Language Learning
  • EDU 8400* Critical Perspectives in Special Education
  • EDU 8610 Current Issues in American Education
  • EDU 8654 Policy Analysis
  • EDU 8656 School Law
  • EDU 8664 Politics of Education
  • EDU 8669 Comparative Education
  • EDU 8679 Standards Aligned Systems & Curriculum

*Others by approval of Chairperson. Please contact Rita Siciliano for more information on electives and registering for graduate level courses.

Educational Policy & Leadership Minor Information

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. The minor in Educational Policy and Leadership does not lead to Pennsylvania teacher certification or qualify one to teach in Pennsylvania public schools.

Required courses for the minor are:

  • EDU 3264 Introduction to Disability Studies 
  • EDU 3277 Urban Education OR EDU 3263 Diversity and Inclusion
  • EDU 3253 or 8654* Educational Policy Analysis

Elective courses* include six (6) credits from the following list:

  • EDU 2201 OR EDU 2202 Social Foundations of Education I/II                                 
  • EDU 2300 Research Seminar in Education
  • EDU 3251 Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • EDU 4290 Philosophy of Education
  • EDU 4245 Literacy and English Language Learning
  • EDU 8610 Current Issues in American Education
  • EDU 8656 School Law
  • EDU 8664 Politics of Education
  • EDU 8669 Comparative Education
  • EDU 8679 Standards Aligned Systems & Curriculum

* Other classes by approval of Chairperson. Please contact Rita Siciliano for more information on electives and registering for graduate level courses.

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Contact

Department of Education and Counseling

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

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