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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

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Commun 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 115
OR
Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
MAT 140
OR
Survey of Mathematics NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra NEW REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
EDU 144 Child Development I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Argument-Based Research Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114
OR
Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 18

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 145 Child Development II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
EDU 163 Classroom Mgt & Instruct 3 0 0 3
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 118
OR
Princ & Prac of Inst Asst 3 0 0 3
EDU 216 Foundations of Education Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (4) (0) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 161
OR
Intro to Exceptional Chil 3 0 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptional Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 9
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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.

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