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TCHE100M - Child and Adolescent Development (3-0-3)

This class provides an introduction to the fundamentals of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, from the prenatal period through adolescence, with an emphasis on children grades K-12. Various contemporary psychological perspectives and theories on human development will be introduced and discussed. Practical application of theory and concepts to classroom and recreational settings will be emphasized. 10-15 hours of observation of children and adolescents will be required.