Accreditation & Consumer Information

Avila University’s School of Education initial teacher education programs are approved at the national level by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and at the state level by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Avila University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The following initial certification teacher certifications are CAEP accredited:  Elementary Education; K-12 Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorical Special Education; Middle School Education with concentrations in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science; Secondary Education for Biology, Business, English, Social Science, and Speech/Theatre, and K-12 Art Education.  

All initial certification programs area also approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) for teacher certification including those listed above and programs approved since our last CAEP accreditation visit including: K-12 Physical Education; K-12 Music Education – Vocal; K-12 Music Education – Instrumental; and Secondary Chemistry and Secondary Marketing.  Advanced Level certifications in English Language Learners and Special Reading are also approved by DESE and available at the graduate level.

Below you will find resources related to our accreditation processes and standards, as well as information helpful for prospective teacher candidates.  All Avila School of Education courses are aligned to all sets of standards outlined below.

As part of the CAEP Accreditation annual report,  the School of Education provides the public with important information about the impact of the School of Education program completers and the program curriculum.  The following sections provide this information, known as the Big 8 Annual Reporting Measures,  arranged by Program Impact Measures; Program Outcome Measures; and Consumer Information.  Feel free to contact us for more information about this information or to learn more about the Avila University School of Education.

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