School-Age Education Associate Degree

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This curriculum prepares individuals to work with children in elementary through middle grades in diverse learning environment. 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 schoolaged environments. Employment opportunities include school-age teachers in childcare programs, before/after-school programs, paraprofessional position in public/ private schools, recreational centers, and other programs that work with school-age populations.

TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE COURSE AND HOUR REQUIREMENTS

  • COM 231 Public Speaking may be taken in lieu of ENG 115 Oral Communications
  • CIS 110 Introduction to Computers may be taken in lieu of CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
  • MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy may be taken in lieu of  MAT 110 Math Measurement & Lit.
Hours Per Week Hours
FIRST SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 1
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 2
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3 0 3
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 3
EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
*Physical Education Elective 0 3 1
13 7 16
Hours Per Week Hours
SECOND SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 3
EDU 235 School-Age Develop & Program 3 0 3
EDU 271 Educational Technology 2 2 3
EDU 275 Effective Teacher Training 2 0 2
EDU 280 Language/Literacy Experiences 3 0 3
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy 2 2 3
18 4 20
Hours Per Week Hours
THIRD SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
EDU 163 Classroom Mgmt & Instruction 3 0 3
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3 0 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 0 3
EDU 263 School-Age Program Admin 2 0 2
EDU 281 Instruct Strat/Read & Writ 2 2 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3 0 3
16 2 17
Hours Per Week Hours
FOURTH SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 0 3
EDU 151A Creative Activities Lab 0 2 1
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3 0 3
EDU 153A Health, Safety, & Nutrition Lab 0 2 1
EDU 285 Internship Exp-School Age 1 9 4
EDU 289 Adv Issues/School-Age 2 0 2
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3 0 3
12 13 17
*The Physical Education elective may be chosen from the following courses:
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 2
PED 111 Physical Fitness I 0 3 1
PED 113 Aerobics I 0 3 1
PED 128 Golf- Beginning 0 2 1
PED 130 Tennis- Beginning 0 2 1
**The Humanities/Fine Arts elective must be chosen from the following:
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 3
ART 116 Survey of American Art 3 0 3
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation 3 0 3
HUM 121 The Nature of America 3 0 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3 0 3
MUS 210 History of Rock Music 3 0 3
REL 110 World Religions 3 0 3
REL 211 Intro to Old Testament 3 0 3
REL 212 Intro to New Testament 3 0 3

Total Semester hours credit: 70

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