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.
Are you interested in education?
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 history graduates are pursuing careers as:
- Elementary teachers
- School administrators
- Special Education teachers
Avila history graduates choose to work at:
- Blue Springs School District (MO)
- Olathe School District (KS)
- Hickman-Mills School District (MO)
Choose your Area
Elementary EducationRecognizing 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.
Middle School EducationAn 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. CONCENTRATION AREAS: — Language Arts — Mathematics — Science — Social Studies
Art EducationDuring 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).
Physical EducationThe Bachelor of Science in Physical Education is designed for students who wish to become a PE teacher at the K-12 level. This programs combines the required physical education courses and education courses needed to become a certified PE teacher.
Special EducationSpecial 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).
Business EducationThe Bachelor of Arts in Business Education is designed for students who wish to become a business or marketing teacher at the high school level. This program combines the required business courses and education courses needed to become a certified business teacher.
Chemistry EducationThe Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Education is designed for students who wish to become a chemistry teacher at the high school level. This programs combines the required chemistry courses and education courses needed to become a certified chemistry teacher.
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.
Guaranteed Research Opportunity
All first-year undergraduate students in all majors are guaranteed an internship or research experience.
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.
Find Your Mentor
Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.