Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)

Designed for Teachers Who Wish to Excel in the Classroom

Avila has been developing classroom leaders for decades and our Master of Arts in Education degree will give you the skills to live up to your promise. We’ll prepare you to become a more effective and efficient instructor with a rigorous curriculum customized for the educational level and subject matter you want. And by teaching you how to better design inclusive, challenging lesson plans for your classroom, you’ll be positioning your pupils to succeed.

Areas of Concentration:

Curriculum & Instruction

Our fully online Curriculum & Instruction concentration is designed to develop the skills necessary for classroom teachers to become a Teacher Leader.  Coursework will include a more in-depth study of learning theory, curriculum models, data literacy and assessment, change management, and effective leadership techniques for teacher leaders.


Our fully online Literacy concentration advances your knowledge and helps you understand the characteristics and needs of literacy learners at various stages of development. You’ll analyze and critique past practices and current trends in literacy learning, teaching, and evaluation as you earn your Special Reading certificate. This concentration fulfills state requirements to add the Advanced Certification in Special Reading to your teaching credentials.


For teachers who want to work with ELL students, Avila’s Teaching English as a Second Language concentration is for you. Here you’ll gain an understanding of the nature of language and language learning, as well as how culture plays a role in learning a second language. This concentration fulfills state requirements to add the Advanced Certification in ELL to your teaching credentials.

Program Highlights

  • 100% Online
  • No weekend classes
  • No GRE or Admission Test
  • Lower tuition than area competitors
  • Streamlined admissions
  • Convenient eight-week terms

Program Cost and Aid

Interested in an Education Masters?


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

Cory Roup, Assistant Director of Graduate Education
P: 816.501.2464 / E:

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