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School-Age Education

Curriculum Description

This curriculum prepares individuals to work with children in elementary through middle grades in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with school-age children under the supervision of qualified teachers.

Course work includes child growth/development; computer technology in education; physical/nutritional needs of school-age children; care and guidance of school-age children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional and creative development of school-age populations.

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in school-aged environments. Employment opportunities include school-age teachers in child care programs, before/after-school programs, paraprofessional positions in public/private schools, recreational centers and other programs that work with school-age populations.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A55440
NC CIP: 13.1202
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Commun 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
   
    9 4 0 14

Spring Semester
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Argument-Based Research (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Prof Research & Reporting (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    12 0 0 18

Fall Semester
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 0 3
EDU 163 Classroom Mgt & Instruct 3 0 0 3
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Princ & Prac of Inst Asst 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Foundations of Education (4) (0) (0) (4)
   
    9 0 0 15

Spring Semester
EDU 235 School-Age Dev & Program 3 0 0 3
EDU 271 Educational Technology 2 2 0 3
EDU 285 Internship Exp-School Age 1 0 9 4
EDU 289 Adv Issues/School Age 2 0 0 2
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Intro to Exceptional Chil 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Children with Exceptional (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    11 2 9 21

Total Credit Hours: 68

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 241,
ENG 242, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, or PHI 240

EDU Electives - Consult a School-Age Education advisor prior to selecting a pathway for all electives.

School-Age Education - Instructional Assistant - Select 18 credit hours: EDU 222, EDU 223, EDU 250, EDU 256,
EDU 257, EDU 258, EDU 275, EDU 281

School-Age Education – School-Age Care – Select 18 credit hours: EDU 119, EDU 153, EDU 222, EDU 257, EDU 258, EDU 263, EDU 275

School-Age Education – Special Education - Select 18 credit hours: EDU 222, EDU 223, EDU 247, EDU 248, EDU 257, EDU 275, EDU 281

School-Age Education – College Transfer – Select 18 credit hours: BIO 110, BIO 111 (Select only one BIO), or CHM 131 and CHM 131A, EDU 158, ENG 261, ENG 273, GEO 111, HEA 110, HIS 122, HUM 120, PED 110**, SPA 111, SPA 112

** See advisor for other PED options.

** Hours will vary depending on course selection.