Avila University School of Education programs that offer licensing are also approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE). Those programs include initial certifications in Elementary Education; K-12 Mild/Moderate Cross-Categorial Special Education; Middle School Education with concentrations in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science; Secondary Education in Biology, Business, English, Social Science, and Speech/Theatre, and K-12 Art Education. DESE has also approved the following licensure programs: Educational Leadership with Principal Certification; Special Reading with Certification; K-12 School Counselor with Certification and Educational Specialist with Superintendent Certification.
Avila University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Avila University is working toward national accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards with an anticipated quality assurance review in Fall 2023.
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.
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.
Contact the Avila University Certification Officer for additional assistance in navigating the out-of-state teacher certification/licensure process.