ELEM ED 202 – Child Growth & Development, Safe & Positive Learning Environments

This course will provide practical, research-based background about child development in order to establish meaningful context for application of the teaching and learning cycle. Candidates will understand major concepts, theories, and research related to typical and atypical development including cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, creative and physical development. Drawing upon this understanding of child development, candidates will understand strategies and structures for establishing and maintaining positive and productive classroom learning environments. Candidates will also understand how a child’s learning is influenced by family, home, and community factors, including socioeconomic status (SES), family value of education, cultural background, ethnicity, gender, language development, and exceptional abilities.

Assessed: 2.A-B, 3.A-5.G
Addressed: 2.A, 3.A-H