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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 curriculum provides students with mulitple field-based/clinical experiences in diverse settings. The degree program prepares Avila students to understand, interact with, motivate, and teach children in K-12 classrooms.

Advisors

Last Names A-M
Dr. Wendy Donnell
816.501.3667

Last Names N-Z
Dr. Karen Garber-Miller
816.501.3663

Degree Requirements


AVILA CORE REQUIREMENTS (Beginning Fall 2015)
Foundations Courses (10-12 hours)
 
Communication 3 hrs
Composition -- Rhetorical Discourse 3 hrs
Mathematics -- College Algebra 3 hrs
First Year Seminar 1 hr

Pillar Levels (30 hours)-see catalog for specific courses

  • 24 hours at the Acquire and Transform levels (combined), completing at least one course in each of the pillars
  • Minimum of 6 credit hours at the Contribute level (can be met in the major and from one pillar)
 
Global Studies (G) Designated Courses 9 hrs
Interdisciplinary (I) Designated Courses 9 hrs
Community Engagement (E) Designated Courses 3 hrs

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

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ED 184 Intro to ED Tech 1 hr
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 322 Language & Literacy in the Global Context 3 hrs
ED 365 Consultation, Collaboration, & Family Engagement: : Elementary 1 hr

MoGEA REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING COURSES
ED 314 Methods of ED Tech 1 hr
ED 315 General Methods & Differentiated Learning* 3 hrs
ED 337 Elementary Social Studies Methods 3 hrs
ED 340 Elementary Science Methods 2 hrs
ED 341 Foundations of Literacy & Language Development 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 Managing the Learning Environment* 3 hrs

CAPSTONE COURSES (must pass Missouri's Pearson Content Exam prior to FCE)
ED 494 Final Clinical Experience Seminar 2 hrs
ED 495 Final Clinical Experience* 10 hrs

* May be met through core

All Elementary Education majors must take and pass the MoGEA and Missouri's Pearson Content exam.