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School of Education

Welcome to Avila University's School of Education


Our graduates are reflective teachers and advocates who impact a changing world. Over the past ten years, an average of 95% of our graduates were hired immediately and are currently working in school districts and agencies in the metropolitan area, across the nation and around the world. The School of Education has a reputation for graduating excellent teachers and advocates who are well prepared to teach and advocate for today's children and youth. Our comprehensive programs focus on content knowledge, research-based pedagogy and practical application through field-based and clinical experiences.

At Avila University, you will find small class sizes which allow more one-on-one attention from your professors, who are committed to helping you meet your professional goals. Once you graduate, you will be prepared to enter the workforce with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to employ the latest educational technologies with children and youth.

Within the School of Education we have a program for international students wishing to improve their English and cultural competency skills for matriculation into academic programs at the university.  The Intensive Language and Culture Program (ILCP) offers offers four levels of classes with entry points in the fall, spring, or summer semester.  Some ILCP students can enroll in selected academic courses with approval while they are studying ESL. 



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Now Certifying in Chemistry Education and Physical Education

The School of Education is excited to announce that it has been approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to begin offering teacher certification in Chemistry Education (grades 9-12) and Physical Education (grades K-12) beginning in fall 2018! Contact the School of Education's main office at undergrad.education@avila.edu or at 816.501.2467 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Avila Alum Honored by National PTA

Congratulations to Avila alum, Timothy Greenwell, Jr., for being awarded the National PTA's Life Achievement Award, the highest honor given to PTA members and leaders. Mr. Greenwell is currently an elementary principal in Flower Mound, TX. He is devoted to advocating for children's education, health and well-being.

Mr. Greenwell received his Masters of Education and social studies certification through Avila University's School of Education.

Dr. Nilufer Guler, Asst. Professor in the School of Education, Publishes Book

Dr. Nilufer Guler, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, recently published
   Optimizing Elementary Education for English Language Learners. IGI Global.
School of Education faculty, Dr. Wendy Donnell, Associate Professor, and Dr. Sue Ellen McCalley, Professor, each wrote a chapter for Dr. Guler's book. The book is an excellent resource for elementary ELL teachers. Click here for more information on the book. Congratulations to all three faculty members!

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