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.