EDS 227 Child Dev & School Structure

Prerequisite: EDS 150 with C or better, or permission of instructor.

This course focuses on human-development and learning theories from infancy through early adolescence (K-5th grade). The course will explore major theories of children's physical, cognitive and social-emotional development and how children experience the world. Child development will be explored in context with contemporary family issues, such as poverty, challenges of parenting, and schooling. The purpose of this course is to help teachers understand the developmental process of childhood in order to use this knowledge to plan and teach in developmentally appropriate ways. Students will have an opportunity to explore their own attitudes toward children and to consider if teaching is a fitting career choice at this time. To facilitate student learning, an 8-10 hour field experience is required.


1 Course Credit