Education

The Elementary Education Degree 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.

  • 120 credit hour Bachelor of Science degree program
  • 100% online and asynchronous so you can work, study, and progress on your schedule
  • New sessions start every eight weeks
  • Financial aid is available

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 are taught by a professional faculty with years of classroom experience.

Find your support at Avila:

  • Dedicated academic advisor
  • Full library and research access
  • Free tutoring
  • Free counseling, career, and other student success services
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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)
  • Shawnee Mission School District (KS)

The Elementary Education Concentration

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.

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

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Center for Student Excellence

If you need help in the classroom, help with your schedule, finding a counselor, or career services help, the Slepitza Center for Student Excellence (SCSE) is here. Your success is what makes Avila special. The SCSE makes your move into college smoother and can assist you throughout your college journey.


Contact

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

Danielle Weaver, Adult Student Success Advisor
P: 816.501.2945 / E: danielle.weaver@avila.edu


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