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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
Mrs. Natalie Cobb
816.501.2432

Math and Science
Dr. Sue McCalley
816.501.2433

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 2 hrs
ED 495 Final Clinical Experience 10 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.