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At a Glance

Our School-Age Teacher workforce training program prepares you to work with children ages 6-14, most often before and after their school day. This program meets State of Maryland requirements for training hours in a school-age program.

Approx. Number of Hours/Months:

90 hours/9 months

Program Cost:**


Est. Hourly Wage:*

$12.50 per hour

Min. Occupational Requirements:

18 years old or older; high school diploma or GED®

School-Age Teacher Job Overview


A school-age teacher works for a childcare center providing care and educational experiences for children ages 6-14, most often before and after school in public and private institutions. Teachers develop lesson plans, integrate curriculums, teach lessons, establish age-appropriate environments, discipline children, maintain records and interact with parents.   

Financial Assistance

Funding is available to help pay for short-term job training. Up to 90% of costs may be covered to complete this training program.

Licensure/certification earned

None. However, courses meet the state-mandated training for employment in licensed Maryland facilities.


View all current course offerings. Not all courses are offered within every term schedule. 

Child Growth and Development examines the physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth of young children from prenatal development through middle childhood. It reviews prominent theories of development and topics such as health, nutrition, play and the family. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Child Development requirement for an initial certificate in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education and also satisfies 45 hours of the 90-hour Child Care Certificate required for Senior Staff.

School-Age Care (SAC) is an early childhood education career course which examines the child between ages five and twelve. Appropriate methods, materials and experiences for school-age care will be covered. This course meets state requirements for 45 clock hours of the 90-hour childcare certificate of training in a school-age program.

Additional Information & Program Requirements

Students must either validate previous successful college courses (C or better in reading and writing) or be eligible for ENGL101. Students who are not eligible but still want to take the course must take the transitional reading/writing courses or retest.

Additional childcare courses are offered on a regular basis.

Interested in enrolling?

Contact our Continuing Education Office (Room A115) if you have any questions or concerns.

410-386-8100 |

*Wages are based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 

**Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.