2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

School Age Education Diploma (D55440)

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.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
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 216Foundations of Education
4
0

4

EDU 221Children with Exceptionalities
3
0

3

EDU 235School-Age Develop & Programs
3
0

3

EDU 271Educational Technology
2
2

3

EDU 275Effective Teach Train
2
0

2

EDU 281Instruc Strat/Read & Writ
2
2

3

EDU 285Internship Exp-School Age
1
9

4

EDU 289Adv Issues/School Age
2
0

2

Total Major Hours: 36

General Education Courses

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Total General Education Hours: 6

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 42

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
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

Total Credit Hours:
12
0
12

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EDU 221Children with Exceptionalities
3
0

3

EDU 235School-Age Develop & Programs
3
0

3

EDU 271Educational Technology
2
2

3

EDU 281Instruc Strat/Read & Writ
2
2

3

Total Credit Hours:
10
4
12

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
6
0
6

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EDU 216Foundations of Education
4
0

4

EDU 275Effective Teach Train
2
0

2

EDU 285Internship Exp-School Age
1
9

4

EDU 289Adv Issues/School Age
2
0

2

Total Credit Hours:
9
9
12

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 42