About Child Development: School-Age Care
This Certificate prepares you to work with school-age children ( 5-12 years) in group educational settings.
Group educational settings include: extended learning, summer programs, after-school and enrichment programs and satisfies the educational requirements for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Child Development School Age Permit. This certificate prepares you for a range of jobs and after additional study can enter administration, TK-12 teaching, school administration, family support, school-based counseling, etc.
Explore Potential Careers
Obtaining a School-Age Care Certificate can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Extended learning opportunities are also widely available in this area. After-school, summer recreational and educational programs and out-of-school enrichment programs all have seasonal and full year job openings. This career fits well with college attendance as both PT and FT opportunities are often available and these jobs allows students to gain valuable experience working with older children ages 5- 12 years.
Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish.
Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals.
|Child Growth and Development
|Orientation to ECE Principles and Practice
|Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum
|Child, Family, and Community
Total Units: 12
|School-Age Child Care Curriculum
|School Age Growth & Development
Total Units: 6
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All area CSU's and private institutions provide transfer continuity. SFSU specifically offers a variety of emphasis areas within the Child and Adolescent Development Dept. for those interested in pursuing careers with children and youth. Future teachers also can major in Liberal Studies, Ethnic Studies and subject area content.
Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.