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Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

This concentration focuses on instruction and learning about classroom practices, the development of classroom materials, and ways in which teaching occurs in classrooms. Students interested in this concentration will learn about theory, research, and practice as they relate to best curricular and instructional practices. 

Program of Study

•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)

•15 hours of additional graduate electives*

*Students may apply up to 9 hours of graduate credit to meet additional elective hours.

*Students who have completed Avila’s Graduate Initial Teacher Certification program are awarded 15 of those hours towards the additional elective hours.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

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

    • Complete an online application 
    • Provide 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.  The minimum required score 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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