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This program is for the 2012-2013 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.

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.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2012-2013 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A55440

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
EDU-119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4 0 0 4
EDU-131 Child, Family, and Community 3 0 0 3
EDU-144 Child Development I 3 0 0 3
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
Total: 17
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
EDU-145 Child Development II 3 0 0 3
EDU-151 Creative Activities 3 0 0 3
EDU-153 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 0 0 3
EDU-163 Classroom Management and Instruction 3 0 0 3
ENG-113 Literature-Based Research 3 0 0 3
or ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
or COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
Total: 15
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
EDU-280 Language and Literacy Experiences 3 0 0 3
Social & Behavioral Science 3 0 0 3
Total: 6
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
EDU-118 Principles and Practices of the Instructional Assistant 3 0 0 3
EDU-216 Foundations of Education 4 0 0 4
EDU-221 Children With Exceptionalities 3 0 0 3
EDU-271 Educational Technology 2 2 0 3
Natural Science and Mathematics - - - 3-4
Total: 16-17
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
EDU-235 School-Age Development and Programs 3 0 0 3
EDU-254 Music and Movement for Children 1 2 0 2
EDU-285 Internship Experiences-School Age 1 9 0 4
EDU-289 Advanced Issues/School Age 2 0 0 2
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 68-69

Natural Science/Mathematics: Choose 1 course from the following
BIO-111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 3 3 0 4
MAT-140 Survey of Mathematics 3 0 0 3
MAT-151 Statistics I 3 0 0 3