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Elementary Education


Avila's elementary education major is a four-year program that recognizes the importance of a strong core of liberal arts classes. The program provides students with a number of clinical assignments, field-based experiences and a clinical experience at different levels and in different types of educational settings. The program prepares Avila students to understand, interact with, motivate, and teach children in the classroom.

Advisors

Last Names A-H
Dr. Andria Stokes
816.501.3607

Last Names I-R
Dr. Karen Garber-Miller
816.501.2965

Last Names S-Z
Dr. Wendy Donnell
816.501.3667

Degree Requirements (128 total hours)


AVILA CORE REQUIREMENTS
Composition I 3 hrs
Communication 3 hrs
College Level Math 3 hrs
US History 3 hrs
Literature 3 hrs
Philosophy 3 hrs
Religious Studies 3 hrs
Philosophy/Rel. Studies 3 hrs
Fine Arts (Art, Music or Theater) 3 hrs
Biology w/lab 4 hrs
Social Institutions (see catalog for course options) 3 hrs
Self & Society (see catalog for course options) 3 hrs
Interdisciplinary Studies (see catalog for course options) 6 hrs

MAJOR RELATED REQUIREMENTS
Composition II 3 hrs
World Geography 3 hrs
Geometry for Elementary Schools 3 hrs
Elementary Math Methods 3 hrs
American National Government * 3 hrs
Economics * 3 hrs
Biology w/lab * 4 hrs
Physical Science w/lab 4 hrs
American History * 3 hrs

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ED 184 Intro to ED Tech 2 hrs
ED 185 Practicum 3 hrs
ED 206 Creative Activities Physical Movement 3 hrs
ED 229 Developmental & Educational Psychology 3 hrs
ED 230 Children's Literature 3 hrs
ED 235 Psychology of the Exceptional Child 3 hrs
ED 245 Tests and Measurements 3 hrs
ED 287 Multicultural Foundations of Education 3 hrs
ED 365 Parent Conferencing: Elementary 1 hr

MoGEA REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING COURSES
ED 314 Methods of ED Tech 2 hrs
ED 315 General Methods 3 hrs
ED 337 General Methods II 3 hrs
ED 340 Elementary Science Methods 2 hrs
ED 341 Foundations of Literacy 3 hrs
ED 343 Language Arts Methods 2 hrs
ED 370 Assessment & Remediation of Reading Problems 3 hrs
ED 386 Reading Practicum 2 hrs

COURSES TAKEN 1-2 SEMESTERS PRIOR TO FINAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
ED 381 Health and Safety 1 hr
ED 419 Behavior Management 3 hrs

CAPSTONE COURSES
ED 493 Teacher Productivity & Technology 1 hr
ED 494 Final Clinical Experience Seminar 1 hr
ED 495 Final Clinical Experience 10 hrs

* May be met through core

All Elementary Education majors must take and pass the Missouri Educator Profile (MoGEA) and appropriate certification exams.