Education Policy & Leadership Minor

Chair: Christopher Schmidt, Ph.D.
Office Location: 302 Saint Augustine Center
Telephone: 610-519-4620


The Education and Counseling Department undergraduate offerings include a Major in Secondary Education, two different Minor in Education programs, a Minor in Counseling, and a combined BA/MA in Education. The Secondary Education degree has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to recommend candidates for Level I Certification in order to teach in grades 7 through 12 in Pennsylvania's public schools.  Faculty in the department are highly engaged in both theoretical and practical research related to education and counseling.


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.

Program Notes:

  • Electives other than those listed below may be taken with approval of Chairperson. Please contact Rita Siciliano for more information on electives and registering for graduate level courses.
  • All 8000 level courses need approval of Chairperson.

Education Policy & Leadership Minor Required Courses:

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Education Policy & Leadership Electives  +


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2020. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.