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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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The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

Avila's School of Education and Hickman Mills School District Create Grow Your Own Partnership

In fall 2017, the Avila University School of Education and Hickman Mills School District launched the Grow Your Own partnership. The initiative is a state-wide initiative to increase the number of diverse teachers in the field. The goal of this program is that high school students interested in becoming teachers will continue their educational preparation at Avila and then return to their districts upon graduation to join teaching staffs in their home communities. The Grow Your Own program was recently featured on Fox4 News. Click on the YouTube link below to see the story.


Avila's School of Education Receives National Accreditation

Avila University's School of Education is proud to announce that it received national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Education Programs (CAEP). The accreditation was granted for a period of seven years with no areas for improvement or weaknesses. 

The Arts at Avila: These Shining Lives

these shining lives
February 22-25
Evening performances: 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday matinee: 2:00 p.m.
Goppert Theatre on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage

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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 www.hlcommission.org/comment.

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.