School-Age Education

The School-Age Education 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 and development; computer technology in education; physical and 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.

Course Descriptions

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 and after-school programs, paraprofessional positions in public and private schools, recreational centers, and other programs that work with school-age populations.

Employment Outlook
School-Age Education (A55440)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma & Algebra I, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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School-Age Education Diploma (D55440)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma & Algebra I, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Diploma

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Instructional Leader (C55440C1)

Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Certificate