School Age Education Diploma (D55440)

The School Age Education Diploma (D55440) 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.

school age education - Cognitive and Language Activities - Early Childhood Literacy Certificate (C55220L) - School Age Education Diploma (D55440)

Program Requirements

Major Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
EDU-131 - Child, Family, and Community 3 0 3 fall
EDU-144 - Child Development I 3 0 3 fall
EDU-145 - Child Development II 3 0 3 spring
EDU-163 - Classroom Mgmt & Instruction 3 0 3 spring
EDU-216 - Foundations of Education 3 0 3 fall, summer
EDU-221 - Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 3 fall
EDU-235 - School-Age Develop & Programs 3 0 3 spring
EDU-271 - Educational Technology 2 2 3 fall
EDU-275 - Effective Teach Train 2 0 2 spring
EDU-281 - Instruc Strat/Read & Writ 2 2 3 spring
EDU-285 - Internship Exp-School Age 1 9 4 spring
EDU-289 - Adv Issues/School Age 2 0 2 spring

Total Major Hours: 36

General Education Courses

Communications:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Total General Education Hours: 6

Fall Semester

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
EDU-131 - Child, Family, and Community 3 0 3 fall
EDU-144 - Child Development I 3 0 3 fall
EDU-145 - Child Development II 3 0 3 spring
EDU-163 - Classroom Mgmt & Instruction 3 0 3 spring

Spring Semester

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
EDU-221 - Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 3 fall
EDU-235 - School-Age Develop & Programs 3 0 3 spring
EDU-271 - Educational Technology 2 2 3 fall
EDU-281 - Instruc Strat/Read & Writ 2 2 3 spring

Summer Term

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Fall Semester

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
EDU-216 - Foundations of Education 3 0 3 fall, summer
EDU-275 - Effective Teach Train 2 0 2 spring
EDU-285 - Internship Exp-School Age 1 9 4 spring
EDU-289 - Adv Issues/School Age 2 0 2 spring

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 42

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