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 diploma 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.

Diploma

D55440
NC CIP: 13.1202
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2021

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 131 Child, Family, and Community 3 0 0 3
EDU 144 Child Development I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
EDU 163 Classroom Mgmt and Instruction 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

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

Spring 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 235 School-Age Develop & Programs 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
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 11

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 271 Educational Technology 2 2 0 3
EDU 281 Instruc Strat/Read & Writ 2 2 0 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 3 0 0 3
EDU 216 Foundations of Education Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 161 Intro to Exceptional Chil 3 0 0 3
EDU 285 Internship Exp-School Age Requisite 1 0 9 4
EDU 289 Adv Issues/School Age 2 0 0 2
___ ___ EDU Elective ** ** ** 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 9
Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours: 47

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

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

School-Age Education-Instructional Assistant-Select 6 credit hours: EDU 119, EDU 153, EDU 158, EDU 222, EDU 257, EDU 258, EDU 263, EDU 275

School-Age Education-Special Education-Select 6 credit hours: EDU 222, EDU 223, EDU 247, EDU 248, EDU 257, EDU 275

School-Age Education-College Transfer-Select 6 credit hours: BIO 110, BIO 111 (Select only one BIO), or CHM 131 and CHM 131A, GEO 111, HEA 110, HIS 122, HUM 120, PED 110**, SPA 111, SPA 112

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

D55440