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School-Age Child Specialization
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through AL, LO, MA

Purpose: The curriculum prepares prospective and practicing professionals (assistant teachers, instructional assistants, school-age directors, school-age site coordinators, and school-age program teachers) to work in school-age settings. This specialization provides knowledge and skills for professionals giving supportive instruction to school-age children.

Credit for Prior Learning: Students in this program may be eligible for credit for prior learning. See an academic advisor with the Early Childhood Programs for further information.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CHD 118 Language Arts for Young Children 3
CHD 120 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
CHD 145 Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
PSY 235 Child Psychology 3
1SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
CHD 119 Introduction to Reading Methods 3
CHD 165 Observation/Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3
CHD 225 Curriculum Development for School-Age Child Care 3
CHD 230 Behavior Management for School-Age Child Care 3
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
2PED/PRK Elective 1
Total   17
3rd Semester
CHD 146 Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children 3
CHD 210 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
CHD 216 Early Childhood Programs, School, and Social Change 3
EDU 235 Health, Safety and Nutrition Education 3
3__ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
Total   18
4th Semester
CHD 265 Advanced Observation/Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3
CHD 270 Administration of Child Care Programs 3
CHD 298 Seminar and Project (Portfolio) 1
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
4MTH 151 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I or 3-4
  Physical or Life Science Elective w/ Lab  
5__ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16-17
Total credits for the School-Age Child Specialization=67-68

1 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121-122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

5 See social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.