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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
School-Age Child Specialization
 
Associate of Applied Science Degree AL, LO, MA


Purpose: 

The curriculum is designed to prepare prospective and practicing paraprofessionals (Assistant Teachers, Instructional Assistants, and Public Health Training Assistants) to assist in public or private school classroom instruction. This specialization provides knowledge and skills for those paraprofessionals giving supportive instruction to school-age children.

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 165 Observation/Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3
CHD 119 Introduction to Reading Methods 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 PED/PRK    Elective 1
Total   17
3rd Semester
3__ __    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
CHD 210 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
CHD 216 Early Childhood Programs, School, and Social Change 3
CHD 146 Math, Science, and Social Studies for Children 3
EDU 235 Health, Safety and Nutrition Education 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
Total   18
4th Semester
5__ __    Social Science Elective 3
CHD 298 Seminar and Project (Portfolio) 1
CHD 265 Advanced Observation/Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings 3
CHD 270 Administration of Child Care Programs 3
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
4MTH 151 MTH  151  Math for Liberal Arts I or Laboratory Science Elective 3-4
Total   16-17
Total credits for the School-Age Child Specialization=67-68

1 Students 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 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

4 The laboratory science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, 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 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.