Education

The Education major at Avila

Avila has prepared generations of educators since opening its School of Education in 1940. Inspired by the value-driven mission of the University, Avila’s education program provides a thorough understanding of current trends, methods and the practice of teaching in today’s classrooms. With degrees offered at all stages of education and for specific subjects, Avila graduates begin their teaching careers well prepared and ready to make an immediate impact.

Avila’s small classes ensure you’ll receive personalized teaching from our faculty. Paired with extensive opportunities for student teaching on both sides of the state line, you’ll graduate with the confidence and experience to begin your career on the right foot.

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HEAD OF THE CLASS. Avila education majors are sought after in elementary, middle, and high schools on both sides of the state line.

Adult Undergraduate Degree Seekers

For adult students interested in the flexibility of a 100% online program, Avila offers a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree path. Rolling enrollment so you can start almost immediately. Accelerated terms. Classes taught by a professional faculty with years of classroom experience.

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Are you interested in education?
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Be Prepared for Your Career

Incoming first-year students are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila students have completed hands-on learning experiences at: 

  • Lee’s Summit School District (MO)
  • Blue Valley School District (KS)
  • Center School District (MO)

Avila education graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • Elementary teachers
  • School administrators
  • Special Education teachers
Avila education graduates choose to work at:
  • Blue Springs School District (MO)
  • Olathe School District (KS)
  • Hickman-Mills School District (MO)

Choose your Area

Elementary Education
Recognizing the importance of classroom and field-based instruction, the curriculum provides teacher candidates with multiple opportunities to work in elementary classrooms throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. Throughout the program, professors will prepare teacher candidates to be quality teachers who positively impact the learning of children and youth. The degree program prepares Avila students to teach elementary (grades 1-6), students. Available as a traditional Bachelor of Arts or for adult students as a Bachelor of Science degree.
Middle School Education
An exciting and rewarding career path, Middle School Education at Avila prepares you to become a teacher in grades 5-9 in a variety of subjects. The curriculum provides students with multiple field-based and clinical experiences in diverse settings while providing depth in a content area. Traditional Bachelor of Arts program. CONCENTRATION AREAS: — Language Arts — Mathematics — Science — Social Studies
Secondary Education
Secondary Education at Avila prepares you to become a high school teacher in a variety of subjects. The curriculum provides students with multiple field-based and clinical experiences in diverse settings while providing depth in a content area. Traditional Bachelor of Arts program. CONCENTRATION AREAS: — Biology — Business Education — Chemistry — English — History — Social Studies — Speech/Theater
Art Education
During the Bachelor of Arts in Art Education program, students will be exposed to elementary, middle school, and high school art classrooms. Students can choose which grade level they wish to complete their Final Clinical Experience (student teaching). Traditional Bachelor of Arts program.
Physical Education
The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education is designed for students who wish to become PE teachers at the K-12 level. This program combines the required physical education courses and education courses needed to become a certified PE teacher. Traditional Bachelor of Arts program.
Special Education
Special education teachers are in great demand. To meet this challenge, Avila offers a unique program. The Bachelor of Science in Special Education degree leads to dual certification in mild/moderate cross-categorical special education (K-12) and elementary education (1-6).

Transferring to Avila?

We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.


An Environment to Enhance your Education

Hooley-Bundschu Learning Commons

This is not your mother’s library. State-of-the-art study rooms, public computers, tutoring, and access to 50,000+ books and millions of articles await you.

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Guaranteed Research Opportunity

All first-year undergraduate students in all majors are guaranteed an internship or research experience.

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Close to Everything Kansas City

At Avila you’re only 15 minutes from world-class museums, historical landmarks, and centers of culture, commerce, and industry.

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Find Your Mentor

Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.

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Contact

School of Education, Foyle Hall
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145

Julie Stark, Office Manager, Education
P: 816-501-2467 / E: Julie.Stark@avila.edu


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