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Middle School Education


Middle school education is an especially exciting and rewarding career. At Avila, a student can prepare to become a teacher in grades 5-9 in a variety of subjects. . The curriculum provides students with mulitple field-based and clinical experiences in diverse settings. Avila's middle school degree program is designed to provide depth in a content area, as well as skills in effective teaching.

CONCENTRATION AREAS

Avila offers middle school (5-9) teacher certification in the following areas:

Advisors

Language Arts
Dr. Stacy Keith
816.501.2960

Math, Science &
Social Studies
Dr. Bradley Poos
816.501.2431

Degree Requirements

For the appropriate concentration content courses, please contact the School of Education office.
AVILA CORE REQUIREMENTS
Composition I-Rhetorical Discourse 3 hrs
Communication 3 hrs
College Algebra 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
General Biology: Cells and Genes 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-Rhetorical Argument 3 hrs
American National Government * 3 hrs
General Biology: Cells and Genes w/lab* 4 hrs
Physics Concepts w/lab 4 hrs

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ED 184 Intro to ED Tech 1 hr
ED 185 Practicum 3 hrs
ED 229 Developmental & Educational Psychology 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 366 Consultation, Collaboration & Family Engagement:: Middle/Secondary 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 375 Reading Strategies & Interventions in the Content Areas 3 hrs
ED 454 Middle School Philosophy and Organization 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
ED 455 Special Methods 2 hrs

CAPSTONE COURSES (must pass Missouri's Pearson Content Exam prior to FCE)
ED 494 Final Clinical Experience Seminar 1 hr
ED 495 Final Clinical Experience 11 hrs

* May be met through core

All Middle School Education majors must take and pass the MoGEA and the appropriate Missouri's Pearson Content Exam.