Educational Technology

Educational Technology

The goal of this concentration is to provide classroom teachers with skills and knowledge to use innovative technology in their classrooms, in a flexible, collaborative environment.  The coursework will provide teachers with the skills and knowledge they need to integrate technology effectively into their instruction. 

Program of Study

Core Coursework:

  • ED 689 Research Methods in ED (3)

  • ED 617 Theories of Behavior (3)

  • ED 615 Theories of Learning (3)

  • ED 630 Advanced Curriculum and Instruction (3)

  • ED 684 Effective Instruction (3)

  • ED 600-level Elective or ED 680 Special Topics courses (3)

Concentration Coursework:

  • ED 620 Re-Thinking Learning Spaces (3)

  • ED 621 Students as Creators (3)

  • ED 622 Teaching and Learning in an Online Environment for K-12 Educators (3)

  • ED 611 Technology's Impact on the Classroom Environment (3)

  • ED 624 Deeper Learning Approaches (3)

Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

    • a completed online application

    • an undergraduate transcript from an accredited college which indicates:

      • an earned bachelor’s degree

      • a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or above 

    • Students whose primary language is not English are required to submit official score reports of the TOEFL exam.  Minimum required scores is 550 on the written test, 237 on the computer based test, or 92 on the Internet-based test.  The IELTS exam scores may be submitted in lieu of the TOEFL.  The minimum IELTS exam score required is an overall score of 6.5 with no individual band score below 5.5

Students should request official transcripts be sent to:

    • Graduate Education, Avila University, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145

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Avila's School of Education Awarded a Fulbright Hays Grant

The School of Education has been awarded a Fulbright Hays grant for a project titled From Genocide to Regeneration:  An Exploration of Rwandan Social Justice Issues through the Lens of Education.   The project will provide an opportunity to take K-12 educators to Rwanda for an intensive 4-week study to promote the integration of African studies into the K-12 curriculum, increase the cultural competency of American educators & students, and provide an in-depth study of the culture & history of Rwanda through the lens of education & social justice issues.  An informational session will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Barefoot Conference Room, Marion Center.

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Next Session: Tuesday, February 27 at 6pm

AU News

Avila University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit February 26-27, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Avila University has been accredited by HLC since 1946. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address:

Public Comment on Avila University,
Higher Learning Commission,
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by January 19, 2018.