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School-Age Education (Science Track): Associate in Applied Science Degree

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.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. Please see the list of practicum requirements for the Early Childhood and School-Age programs.

Task Stream: Students who graduate from the program must complete an electronic portfolio in Task Stream to show competence in the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAYEC) standards. Students will receive additional information about Task Stream when they enroll in the degree program.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Learning Center Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. 

To transfer to a four-year institution, students must earn acceptable scores on PRAXIS I before enrolling in a bachelor’s degree in Education. Students should work closely with their advisor to make appropriate course choices.

Click here to review our Developmental Course list.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 68-69

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Or

College Transfer Success

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Child Development I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Classroom Mgt and Instruction

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Becoming a Professional in ECE

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Elective Course from the following area:

  • Math Elective - 3-4 Credits

Spring Semester

Writing/Research in the Disciplines

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Child, Family, and Community

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Child Development II

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Educational Technology

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Elective Course from the following area:

  • Humanities Elective - 3 Credits

Summer Term

Pick one Elective Course from each of the following areas:

  • Math Elective - 3-4 Credits
  • Humanities Elective - 3 Credits
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective - 3 Credits

Fall Semester

Foundations of Education

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Children with Exceptionalities

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Elective Course from each of the following areas:

  • Humanities Elective - 3 Credits
  • Natural/Physical Science Elective - 4 Credits

Spring Semester

Internship Exp-School-Age

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Adv Issues/School-Age

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Pick one Elective Course from each of the following areas:

  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective - 3 Credits 
  • Science Elective - 4 Credits

Electives

This program works in conjunction with the general education core. Electives listed in the above program of study must be selected from below. Several articulation agreements are in place with four-year universities. Students who wish to transfer should work closely with their advisor to choose the appropriate courses.

 

Humanities/Fine Arts 
(9 semester hours required. Three courses from three different discipline areas are required. One course must be literature.)

Art

Art Appreciation

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Art History Survey I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Art History Survey II

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Literature (1 course required)

American Literature I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
American Literature II

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Music

Music Appreciation

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Philosophy

Introduction to Ethics

Credit Hours: 

3.00

International Languages

Elementary ASL I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Elementary French I

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

French Lab 1

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Elementary Spanish I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Spanish Lab 1

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Social/Behavioral Sciences

(6 semester hours required.) Two courses must be selected from different discipline areas. Note: HIS 111 or HIS 112 is required.

Economics

Principles of Microeconomics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Principles of Macroeconomics

Credit Hours: 

3.00

History (1 course required)

World Civilizations I

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

World Civilizations II

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Political Science

American Government

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Psychology

General Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Sociology

Introduction to Sociology

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Natural /Physical Sciences

(8 semester credit hours required from the following) Select a two-course sequence, including accompanying Laboratory work, from the biological or physical science disciplines.

General Biology I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
General Biology II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
General Chemistry I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
General Chemistry II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
College Physics I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
College Physics II

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Mathematics (2 courses required)

Quantitative Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Statistical Methods I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Pre-Calculus Algebra

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Pre-Calculus Trigonometry

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Calculus I

Credit Hours: 

4.00