School Age Child - Specialization
The School Age Child-Specialization Certificate provides specialized skills and knowledge for working with school age children. This certificate exceeds the Title 22 requirements for a fully qualified teacher in school age programs. This skill set also prepares the student for positions as elementary tutors or classroom aides in public school districts.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:
- Use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches within the school-age care setting and understand the effects on the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and cultural development, of the school a child.
- Be able to evaluate School Age Program regulations, standards, and policies.
- Understand and use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with school age children and support their school assignments.
- Analyze principles of human development theories as they specifically relate to the school-age child's growth and development.
- Understand the importance of developmental domains and academic content areas. Students will use their knowledge and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate schools age activities and curriculum.
- Be grounded in Child Development knowledge (theory) and use their understanding of young children and their needs to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging for each school age child.
- Be able to explore and evaluate community support services and agencies that are available to families, develop referral skills that help children and families access empowering community resources and analyze effective advocacy skills that establish effectual public policies pertaining to children and families.
- Understand theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms and teaching. Various classroom strategies.
Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
|CHLD 1||Child, Family, School and Community||3|
|CHLD 5||Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 1||3|
|CHLD 6||Introduction to Child Development Curriculum||3|
|Choose one from the following:||3|
|Child Growth and Lifespan Development|
|Child Growth and Lifespan Development- Honors|
|Child and Adolescent Development|
|CHLD 50||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3|
|CHLD 51||Early Literacy in Child Development||3|
|CHLD 62||Music and Motor Development for Young Children||3|
|CHLD 64||Health, Safety and Nutrition of Children||3|
|CHLD 74||Program Planning for the School Age Child||3|
|LERN 49||Math Skills Review||3|
|or MATH 50||Pre-Algebra|
|Choose one from the following:||1-3|
|Writing Effective Sentences|
Students must provide documentation of influenza, pertussis (TDap), and measles immunization, as well as TB clearance, as required by SB792 prior to being permitted to enroll in this class. Instructions on submitting documentation are available at www.mtac.edu/cdc/immunization/