Isothermal Community College

Health and Public Services

School-Age Education

Program Description

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.

Program Outlines

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.

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