School Age Education

What it's about

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.

Jobs available

  • Childcare Teacher
  • Child Development Specialist
  • Before and After School Counselor
  • Early Childhood Administrator

Courses you'll take

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.

What you'll gain

Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in school-aged environments. Employment opportunities include school-age teachers in childcare programs, before/after school programs, paraprofessional positions in public/private schools, recreational centers, and other programs that work with school-age populations.


Upon successful completion of this program, the student should possess the knowledge, skills, and attitude to:

  1. Use developmental knowledge to create effective learning environments.
  2. Support and engage families and communities in the educational setting.
  3. Implement technology to support student learning outcomes.
  4. Demonstrate professional behavior in a variety of settings.

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Question about this program?
Our Counselors are here to help! 

Kathryn Schenk
Davidson Campus - Last names A-G
336.249.8186 ext. 6419

Jenny Biesecker
Davidson Campus - Last names H-O
336.249.8186 ext. 6418

Brian Eshleman
Davidson Campus - Last names P-Z 
336.249.8186 ext. 6277 

Sandra Porter
Davie Campus
336.249.8186 ext. 4853

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