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Commencement 2015 student speaker April Cox
Barrington, RI resident named Charter Oak student speaker

Commencement 2015 speaker Colin McEnroe
Columnist and radio personality to speak at graduation

Commencement 2015 on May 31st
Over 550 students will comprise the Class of 2015, with 200 attending the ceremony

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

After School Education Credential

The Credential in After School Education is a professional certification program developed through collaboration among Charter Oak State College, the Connecticut After School Network, and Connecticut Charts-A-Course. The Credential establishes educational and experiential competency standards for specialists in the care and education of children, ages 5 - 15, outside of school hours. Requirements for the Credential consist of four online courses offered by Charter Oak State College, and 240 hours of documented experience in after school education, with submission of a professional resource file and completion of either a 1-credit or a 3-credit field experience course, depending on the applicant's level of previous experience.

Course Information

The Credential in After School Education courses include:

  • ASE255: Introduction to After School Care and Education This course must be taken first and is offered every term.

    The remaining three courses may be taken in any order except the Practicum which is the last course in the sequence:

  • ASE260: Program Environment & Curriculum Development in After School Education
  • ASE265: Child and Adolescent Development
  • ASE270: Supervision and Leadership in After School Education

    Field Experience Practicum (taken after completion of required 12 credits)
    • ASE398: Field Experience Practicum - 1-credit - for people who have at least 240 hours of experience OR
    • ASE399: Field Experience Practicum - 3-credits - for people without prior experience

All courses are offered online by Charter Oak State College.
Students must earn a C or better in all Credential courses.

To register for a course, please visit Online Course Search. To view and download a course syllabus, please visit Find Your Syllabus, and next to "Select Discipline" choose "After School Education". Click on the link to learn how these courses can be applied toward a Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Child and Youth Development.

Credential Application Information

To apply for the program, use our online certificate application form. (Please note application fee is good for two years).
For more information, contact Ms. Carole Weisberg at:
Phone: (860) 515-3877
Fax: (860) 606-9674