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.


Hours Per Week Hours
CERTIFICATE Course Title Class Lab Credit
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3 0 3
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 0 3
EDU 145 Child Development II 3 0 3
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3 0 3
12 0 12

Total Semester hours credit: 12

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