Program of Study

Students entering this program will complete courses from a variety of disciplines. Emphasis in core courses is placed on the development of skill sets that are required to effectively interact with teachers, other educational professionals, and school-age children. A one-semester internship is required for degree seeking students that provides working experience at an approved school or educational placement.

Careers Available

School-Age Education opportunities are available in a variety of settings. Career opportunities include public and private school programs, Head Start programs, childcare programs, resource and referral agencies, religious and community centers, recreation departments and after and before school programs.

Recommended Courses and Skills

English, Child Development, Child Guidance, School-age Development and Programs, Teacher Associate Principles and Practices, Computer Applications and Professionalism.

Helpful Personal Attributes

A strong desire to work with children, patient, understanding, and caring when dealing with others, with emphasis on child-centered application and practices. Ability to work as a member of a team, effective communication skills, a strong sense of responsibility and an ability to manage time effectively.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
School-Age Education Associate in Applied Science Day and Evening A55440
School-Age Education Diploma Day and Evening D55440
School-Age Education - School-Age Care Certificate Day and Evening C55440SC
School-Age Education - Special Education Certificate Day and Evening C55440SE
Program Credential Level Offered Code
Lateral Entry Certificate Day C55430

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the School-Age Education Program, the diplomas, or any of the certificates, contact Sharon Davis, Program Coordinator, at 336-734-7964 or