- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $342.16 per credit (no fees)
Why take an online Childhood Development class?
Study the growth and developmental process through adolescence. A basis for understanding basic needs of the normal child and means of meeting them in the child's home and community environment is covered.
Child Development Course at a Glance
T&L252: 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 (pg 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.
Child Development Course Objectives
- 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)
Online Course Requirements
Feldman, Robert S. Child Development. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. ISBN: 978-0-1-3173247-6.
The CD with videos is included with your textbook.
Lessons & Exams
You have 3 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.
How will this online course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.
Why choose the University of North Dakota?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable - UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited - UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits from UND - The transfer of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. Enroll anytime courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as on-campus and online semester-based courses appear.
Enroll-anytime courses allow you to complete the course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take this online quiz to help determine if enroll anytime courses are the right fit for you.
*Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.