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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/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 and Speech/Theater
Dr. Stacy Keith
816.501.2960

Social Studies
Dr. Bradley Poos
816.501.2431

Business, Math and Science
Dr. Sue McCalley
816.501.2433

Degree Requirements


AVILA CORE REQUIREMENTS
Composition I 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
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
American National Government * 3 hrs
Physical Science w/lab 4 hrs

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ED 184 Intro to ED Tech 2 hrs
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 366 Parent Conferencing: Middle School/Secondary 1 hr

MoGEA REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING COURSES
ED 314 Methods of ED Tech 2 hrs
ED 315 General Methods 3 hrs
ED 341 Foundations of Literacy 3 hrs
ED 375 Reading in the Content Areas 3 hrs
ED 454 Middle School Teacher Skills: Knowledge & Attitudes 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
ED 455 Special Methods 2 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 Middle School Education majors must take and pass the Missouri Educator Profile (MoGEA) and appropriate certification exams.