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.