Contact Information

Division of Arts & Sciences

Contact Information for School-Age Edcuation
Phone (252) 738-3298
Email heath@vgcc.edu
Office Room 6123,
Main Campus

School-Age Education

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 schoolage 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.



Program Outcomes
  1. Students will be to identify the developmental stages from conception through adolescence, in order to demonstrate strategies that address all school-age children's learning.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate professionalism through ethical conduct, oral and written communication, and activism through leadership roles and advocacy in school-age environments.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of various behavioral and skill observations, assessment tools and recording methods by utilizing them to plan appropriate school-age environments and experiences.
  4. Students will be able to utilize research-based materials and strategies for the assessment, planning and implementation of reading, writing and literacy skills for school-age populations.
  5. Students will be able to utilize research-based materials and strategies for the assessment, planning, and implementation of mathematical experiences for school-age populations.
  6. Students will be able to explain the uniqueness of families and diversity in a pluralistic society in order to develop strategies to foster collaborative partnerships between school, child and families in all school-age educational settings.

For more information please call Counseling Services at 252-738-3328.