This program is for the 2013-2014 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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Suggested Schedule for 2013-2014 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Certificate in School - Age Education C55440

Admission to this certificate requires that students satisfy the course prerequisite requirements.  Students may satisfy the requirements by successful completion of the Accuplacer exam or completion of the following courses:  ENG 080, ENG 090, RED 080 and RED 090.

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
EDU-131 Child, Family, and Community 3 0 0 3
EDU-163 Classroom Management and Instruction 3 0 0 3
EDU-145 Child Development II 3 0 0 3
EDU-235 School-Age Development and Programs 3 0 0 3
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12