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SPSY 506 Development and Learning

Content: This course focuses on developmental theory and research as applied to the process of learning and education, age three to twenty-one. Emphasis will be placed in the following areas: candidates gaining knowledge to both differentiate and integrate multiple theoretical views on development; candidates gaining a better conceptual understanding of commonalities and differences in development; and, candidates gaining a better practical understanding of how to help children and adolescents address the developmental challenges they face, particularly in schools. In this course, child and adolescent development will be viewed through theories and research in the areas of interpersonal, emotional, cultural, cognitive, and physical development.
Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 3 semester hours.