Initial Teacher Certification Program

Become a K-12 Teacher – Regardless of Your Undergraduate Degree

The demand for teachers is high and increasing. Avila’s Initial Teacher Certification program will provide you with the tools, skills, and confidence to lead in the classroom. As an Avila grad, you’ll pour your undergraduate degree, your life, and your work experiences into a fulfilling career; one that will make a real difference.

This is the perfect program for career-changers looking to teach in elementary, middle, or high school — even if you don’t have a degree in education! This is a graduate-level teacher certification program that bridges smoothly into our Master of Arts in Education program. Giving you an easy path to a higher salary.

You can be in the classroom within one year!

Avila students gain valuable classroom experience right from the beginning. Our teacher certification courses provide a multitude of opportunities to work with teacher-mentors in classrooms across the metro area. Meaning you’ll be well prepared to teach in public or accredited private schools in the grade of your choice.

Join one of our upcoming information sessions, or talk with our admission advisor today.

Teacher in front of classroom pointing at elementary students who are raising their hands.

virtual Information Sessions

Click on one of the following dates to RSVP for an upcoming session. All sessions are currently being held virtually through Zoom. Session times are 6:00-7:00p.m. The Zoom meeting details are emailed to you the day of the session.

Certification Areas

Elementary 1-6Language Arts 5-9Biology 9-12
Art K-12Mathematics 5-9Business 9-12
Music: Instrumental K-12Science 5-9Chemistry 9-12
Music: Vocal K-12Social Studies 5-9English 9-12
Physical Education K-12Marketing 9-12
Special Education K-12Social Studies 9-12
Speech & Theater 9-12
Interested in becoming a teacher?

Program Cost and Aid

Contact

Avila University School of Education, Foyle Hall
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816-501-3601

Cory Roup, M.S., Assistant Director of Graduate Education
P: 816.501.2464 / E: Cory.Roup@avila.edu

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