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Teacher Education Standards

Teacher education standards are defined by two sets of outcomes used for teacher education students. The first set was established by the Missouri State Department of Education. These 11 Quality Indicators(pdf file) explain what each teacher education student should know and be able to do by the time s/he is finished with a teacher education program and ready to embark on a teaching career.

The second set of outcomes was established within the Avila University Conceptual Framework. These outcomes are personalized (pdf file) for Avila University's teacher education programs. They are matched to the Missouri State Department of Education's Missouri Quality Indicators.

Teachers need to be very well versed in the content that they teach. The state of Missouri has adopted content competencies for each subject. These competencies outline the knowledge of the field which a well prepared instructor will possess as they begin teaching.

Grids showing the Avila coursework for each certification area and the competencies for that area may be accessed below:

Elementary Education Content Competencies Grids
Fine Arts
Health and Physical Education
Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies

Special Education Content Competencies Grids
Fine Arts
Health and Physical Education
Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Special Education

MIddle School Content Competencies by Concentration
Business
Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Speech/Theater

Secondary Content Competencies by Certification Area
Art
Biology
Business Education
English
Social Studies
Speech/Theater
Vocal Music