Applied Sciences and Technologies
The School-Age Education curriculum prepares individuals to work with children in K-5th or ages 5-12 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 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 will be able to:
- Create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging to all children
- Design and implement developmentally effective curriculum that addresses all domains of learning
- Support and empower all children, families, and communities through trusting and respectful reciprocal relationships
- Use authentic assessment responsibility to make informed decisions to guide all children’s learning
- Communicate effectively using standard written and verbal skills
- Utilize technology to enhance learning for all children
- Serve as a leader, advocate, and professional in the field of early education
What fields or jobs are available for School-Age Education majors?
- Assistant Teachers in Public or Private School settings
- Before/After School Teacher
- Camp Counselor
- Director of School Age Programs
- One-On-One Services
- Self-Enrichment Teacher
Who employs School-Age Education majors?
- After School Programs
- Charter Schools
- Early Childhood Education Centers
- North Carolina Public School System
- Religiously Sponsored Programs
Preparing for a career in School-Age Education:
Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multisensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Where do I find more information?
- Learning Support and Retention Counselor - 828-395-1436
• Assess your interest and abilities
- Applied Sciences Department - 828-395-1441
- NC Division of Child Development: http://ncchildcare.dhhs.state.nc.us/general/home.asp
- NC Institute for Child Development Professionals: http://ncicdp.org/
- NC Department of Public Instruction: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/
- Rutherford County Schools: http://www.rcsnc.org/
- Polk County Schools: http://www.polk.k12.nc.us/
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