EDUC130 Early Development and Learning II - Ages 6 - 9

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Education

I. Course Number and Title
EDUC130 Early Development and Learning II - Ages 6 - 9
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information

Five hours of observation required.
Pennsylvania Department of Education clearances required.

VI. Catalog Course Description
This course explores child development in the cognitive, language, physical, emotional, and social domains within a theoretical and research framework for children ages 6 through 9. Students examine the influences of cultural diversity, family, and education on early learning and development. The course includes five hours of observation.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will

    1. describe the sequence of typical development for children ages six through nine;
    2. identify factors that influence the development of children;
    3. describe the theories of cognitive, language, physical, emotional, and social development;
    4. differentiate between typical and atypical development and discuss educational adaptations made to insure the success of all learners; and
    5. evaluate teaching techniques that advance development.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. development, including theories and research
    2. observation strategies
    3. physical growth -- motor, body, and special needs
    4. cognitive development
    5. language development and literacy
    6. social/emotional development
    7. special needs
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals will be based on participation in classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, observation, and papers.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Revision / Approval Date: 7/2010; New Core 8/2015