School-Age Education

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.


Associate Degree        School-Age Education Associate (A55440)

Diploma                       School-Age Education (D55440)

Certificate                    Not Applicable


Early Childhood Education Faculty:

Belva DeMendoza                                                                                                                                                                  Department Chair                                                                                                                                                                              910-678-8425                                                                                                                                                                           

Linda Novak                                                                                                                                                                         Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                   910-678-0180                                                                                                                                                                            

Shelly Oliver                                                                                                                                                                             Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                    910-678-9787                                                                                                                                                                      

Rondell A. Bennett                                                                                                                                                                Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                     910-678-9788                                                                                                                                                                           

James Hinkle                                                                                                                                                                             Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                     910-678-9790                                                                                                                                                                            

Kara Walker                                                                                                                                                                         Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                     910-678-9789                                                                                                                                                                            

Ann Johnston                                                                                                                                                                       Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                                   910-678-9793                                                                                                                                                                            


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