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TL252: Child Development
Undergraduate College Credit Courses
Course at a Glance
T&L 252: Child Development is a study of the child's growth and development up to adolescence. It will give you a basis for understanding the basic needs of the typical child and the means for meeting those needs in the child's home and community environment.
UND Department of Teaching and Learning Conceptual Framework
The teacher education programs at the University of North Dakota are grounded on constructivist principles. Through our programs, we support the development of teachers who are learners, active agents of learning, and articulate visionaries.
All teacher education students must be able to perform the essential functions expected of a student in a field-based classroom experience as described in the Student Teacher Handbook, p. 11. Reasonable accommodations will be afforded to student teachers with disabilities as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students who can no longer perform the essential functions of teacher candidates must report that to the Director of Teacher Education and suggest any accommodations that they think will enable them to perform as teacher candidates. The director will then determine if the suggested accommodations are reasonable or if there are any other reasonable accommodations that can be made. If accommodations cannot be made, the students will not be able to remain in the teacher education program.
- Describe normal development (physical/motor, social, emotional, cognitive/language) from conception through the age of 18 (Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium [INTASC] standard #2).
- Examine the influence of environment and heredity on development (INTASC standard #4).
- Discuss the idiosyncratic aspects of development (INTASC standard #3)
- Identify characteristics of a healthy environment (INTASC standards #4 and #5).
- Generalize how children of different ages learn (INTASC standard #2).
- Explain how major developmental theories are used to explain and predict development (INTASC standard #8).
- Begin to develop child observation skills (INTASC standard #8).
- Integrate child development knowledge as a basis for making decisions regarding children
- (INTASC standard #9).
- Discuss current events and policy issues related to child development (INTASC standard #7).
Required Textbooks & Materials
Feldman, Robert S. Child Development. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007.
The CD with videos is included with your textbook.
Lessons & Exams
You have up to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete:
- 13 Lessons
- 4 Proctored Exams
- Complete assignments, including all readings.
- Take exams as scheduled when finished with a block of lessons.
- Observe on 2 separate occasions at schools, centers, or homes 2 different age groups—infants-toddlers, preschool, grades K–3, or grades 4–6. You will present UND documentation to the site authority in your request to observe the children.
- View a video clip and write an analysis for each block of lessons. The CD with videos is included with your textbook.
- Select an article to read from those provided for each block of lessons, and critique the article.
NOTE: Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams, is subject to change without notice.