Elementary Education Degree

Interested in Education?

Avila’s School of Education has been preparing teachers since 1940. The School of Education has a strong tradition of preparing reflective teachers who impact the changing world. Students who choose education as their major can choose from several choices from working with elementary grades to high school. Our graduates are reflective teachers who impact a changing world.

Over the past ten years, an average of 95% of our graduates were hired immediately and are currently working in school districts.

The School of Education has a reputation for graduating excellent teachers who are well prepared to teach today’s children and youth. Our comprehensive programs focus on content knowledge, research-based pedagogy, and practical application through field-based and clinical experiences.

Students with a BS in Education can pursue careers in public, private, or charter schools with the appropriate teacher certification based on their major (program of study). 

Avila offers a degree in Elementary Education both in-person and as part of a Master’s degree program. Choose the program that is right for you!

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Be Prepared for Your Career

Avila’s Education programs include extensive field-based experiences and clinical components. In one of the first education courses, students are placed with a certified teacher in area schools. Students will be prepared to obtain the required Missouri teacher certification.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 University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Avila University is working toward accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards, with an anticipated quality assurance review in Fall 2023.


Department of Education
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City

Angela Danley, Ed.D., Interim Chair and Director of Clinical & Field-Based Experiences
P: 816.501.3663 / E: angela.danley

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