2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

School-Age Education (AAS) A55440

This curriculum prepares individuals to work with children in elementary through middle grades in diverse learning environments. Students will combine 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.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EDU 118Princ & Prac of Inst Asst
3
0

3

or

EDU 216Foundations of Education
4
0

4

 

EDU 131Child, Family, and Community
3
0

3

EDU 144Child Development I
3
0

3

EDU 145Child Development II
3
0

3

EDU 163Classroom Mgmt & Instruction
3
0

3

EDU 221Children with Exceptionalities
3
0

3

EDU 271Educational Technology
2
2

3

EDU 280Language/Literacy Experiences
3
0

3

EDU 285Internship Exp-School Age
1
9

4

EDU 289Adv Issues/School Age
2
0

2

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Major Electives: Select 16 Hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ASL 111Elementary ASL I
3
0

3

ASL 181ASL Lab I
0
2

1

BIO 111General Biology I
3
3

4

BUS 280REAL Small Business
4
0

4

CHM 151General Chemistry I
3
3

4

CHM 152General Chemistry II
3
3

4

CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

EDU 125Sign Language for Educators
3
0

3

EDU 154Social/Emotion/Behav Dev
3
0

3

EDU 158Healthy Lifestyles-Youth
3
0

3

EDU 161Intro to Exceptional Chil
3
0

3

EDU 176Occ Analysis & Course Dev
3
0

3

EDU 185Cognitive & Lang Act
3
0

3

EDU 222Learners w/ Behavior Disorders
3
0

3

EDU 223Specific Learning Disab
3
0

3

EDU 235School-Age Develop & Programs
3
0

3

EDU 243Learning Theory
3
0

3

EDU 245Policies and Procedures
3
0

3

EDU 247Sensory & Physical Disab
3
0

3

EDU 248Developmental Delays
3
0

3

EDU 251Exploration Activities
3
0

3

EDU 257Inst Strat/Math
2
2

3

EDU 263School-Age Program Admin
2
0

2

EDU 275Effective Teach Train
2
0

2

EDU 281Instruc Strat/Read & Writ
2
2

3

EDU 282Early Childhood Literature
3
0

3

ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

HEA 112First Aid & CPR
1
2

2

Total Major Hours: 49-50

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

or

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

ENG 231American Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 232American Literature II
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 170The Holocaust
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

REL 110World Religions
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
HIS 111World Civilizations I
3
0

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II
3
0

3

PSY 241Developmental Psych
3
0

3

PSY 243Child Psychology
3
0

3

PSY 281Abnormal Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

SOC 213Sociology of the Family
3
0

3

SOC 220Social Problems
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

MAT 171Precalculus Algebra
3
2

4

Total General Education Hours: 16-17

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-67

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

 

EDU 118Princ & Prac of Inst Asst
3
0

3

or

EDU 216Foundations of Education
4
0

4

 

EDU 131Child, Family, and Community
3
0

3

EDU 144Child Development I
3
0

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12-13
2
13-14

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EDU 145Child Development II
3
0

3

EDU 163Classroom Mgmt & Instruction
3
0

3

EDU 280Language/Literacy Experiences
3
0

3

Major Elective*
1-4
0-3

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-3
2

3-4

Total Credit Hours:
12-16
2-5
15-16

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
6
0
6

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EDU 221Children with Exceptionalities
3
0

3

EDU 271Educational Technology
2
2

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Major Elective*
1-4
0-3

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12-15
2-5
15

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EDU 285Internship Exp-School Age
1
9

4

EDU 289Adv Issues/School Age
2
0

2

Major Electives*
1-4
0-3

10

Total Credit Hours:
4-7
9-12
16

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 65-67