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School-Age Education - School-Age Care

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 certificate 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.


NC CIP: 13.1202
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 131 Child, Family, and Community NEW VERSION 3 0 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II NEW VERSION 3 0 0 3
EDU 158 Healthy Lifestyles-Youth NEW VERSION 3 0 0 3
  Total: 9 0 0 9

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EDU 163 Classroom Mgmt and Instruction NEW VERSION 3 0 0 3
EDU 235 School-Age Develop & Programs NEW VERSION 3 0 0 3
EDU 263 School-Age Program Admin NEW VERSION 2 0 0 2
  Total: 8 0 0 8

Total Credit Hours: 17

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