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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A55440 REVISED
NC CIP: 13.1202
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
EDU 131 Child, Family, and Community NEW VERSION 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
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (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 NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Writing/Research in the Disc Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114
OR
Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite (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 REVISED REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction (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 NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
EDU 163 Classroom Mgmt and Instruction NEW VERSION 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 and Prac of Inst Asst NEW VERSION 3 0 0 3
EDU 216 Foundations of Education NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
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 Develop & Programs NEW VERSION 3 0 0 3
EDU 271 Educational Technology NEW VERSION 2 2 0 3
EDU 285 Internship Exp-School Age NEW VERSION Requisite 1 0 9 4
EDU 289 Adv Issues/School Age NEW VERSION 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 NEW VERSION 3 0 0 3
EDU 221 Children With Exceptionalities NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (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 158, 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 131AENG 261, 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.

A55440 REVISED