Traditional Undergraduate Education

School of Education Degree Programs

Avila’s School of Education has been preparing teachers since 1940! The School of Education has a strong tradition of preparing reflective teachers who impact the changing world.

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Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), Bachelors of Science

Advisors

Dr. Sue Ellen McCalley (M-Z)
816-501-2433
SueEllen.McCalley@avila.edu

Dr. Jessica Kamuru (A-L)
816-501-2960
Jessica.Kamuru@avila.edu


Middle School (Grades 5-9), Bachelors of Science

Concentration Areas

Avila offers middle school (5-9) teacher certification in four different concentration areas. Students must choose at least one.

5-9 Language Arts
Download Language Arts Degree Requirements
4-Year plan

5-9 Mathematics
Download Mathematics degree requirements
4-year plan

Language Arts Advisor

Dr. Natalie Cobb
816-501-2432
Natalie.Cobb@avila.edu

5-9 Science
Download Science degree requirements
4-year plan

5-9 Social Studies
Download Social Studies degree requirements
4-year plan

Mathematics & Science and Social Studies Advisor

Mrs. Alicia Murillo
816-501-2465
alicia.murillo@avila.edu


Art Education (Grades K-12), Bachelor of Arts

Advisor

Dr. Natalie Cobb
816-501-2432
Natalie.Cobb@avila.edu


Physical Education (Grades K-12), Bachelors of Science

Advisor

Dr. Natalie Cobb
816-501-2432
Natalie.cobb@avila.edu


Special Education (Grades K-12), Bachelors of Science

Advisor

Dr. Sue Ellen McCalley (prior to FA 2020)
816-501-2433
SueEllen.McCalley@avila.edu

Dr. Jessica Kamuru (FA 2020 and forward)
816.501.2960
Jessica.Kamuru@avila.edu


Business Education (Grades 9-12), Bachelor of Arts

Advisor

Dr. Natalie Cobb
816-501-2432
Natalie.cobb@avila.edu


Chemistry Education (grades 9-12), Bachelors of Science

Advisor

Mrs. Alicia Murillo
816-501-2465
Alicia.Murillo@avila.edu


Secondary Education Minor (Grades 9-12)

Content Areas

Avila offers secondary (9-12) teacher certification in the following areas:

Advisors

English and Speech/Theater
Dr. Natalie Cobb
816-501-2432
Natalie.cobb@avila.edu

Biology & Social Studies
Mrs. Alicia Murillo
816-501-2465
Alicia.Murillo@avila.edu

For information in the major please click on the desired major below.

“Beyond the small class sizes and direct support from faculty, the education program at Avila provided me with the opportunity to visit urban, suburban and rural districts on both sides of the state line, which allowed me numerous opportunities to network with teaching professionals.”

Courtney Hansen ’16, Elementary Education
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