Teacher Education

Foundations of Child Development

Foundations of Child Development
Understanding the development of the whole child including cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, and physical development and how to apply it to planning, teaching, and assessing children.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSFL 210
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining ECE 202
Course Outcomes: 

Foundations of Child Development

Developing Dispositions

Teacher candidates will develop dispositions that are grounded in moral, spiritual, and intellectual understandings that recognize the potential of individual students within the contexts in which they live and develop.

Understanding Child Development

Teacher candidates will understand core issues related to child development. This includes knowledge about theories of cognitive, linguistic, physical, social, emotional and moral development, and how students develop within the various contexts of early and middle childhood.

Connecting to Classroom Instruction and Assessment

Teacher Candidates will make informed, defensible, and appropriate decisions about classroom instruction and assessment, based on knowledge, that maximizes essential learning and development for all learners.