Learning Outcomes, Childhood & Adolescence

Course Description

This course prepares teachers, service providers and community mental health professionals to apply developmental theories and research to the understanding of social learning and behavior challenges of children and adolescents. The course focuses on the developmental process and addresses differences between normal development and developmental differences from early childhood/preschool through adolescence and young adulthood.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of theoretical perspectives of child and adolescent development.
  • Apply research to the understanding of social learning and behavioral challenges of children and adolescents.
  • Demonstrate understanding developmental norms and processes of growth and change in children and adolescents and distinguish behaviors that are part of normal development from those that are different from normal development.
  • Identify developmental histories and family lifestyles to determine their impact on the functioning of children and adolescents in families.
  • Synthesize understanding or diversity, multiculturalism and cultural differences as they relate to the development of children and adolescents in families.

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 150,000 alumni worldwide.

Four-Week Classes

Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

100+ Degree Programs

Choose from associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, plus credentials and certificates.

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Year-Round Enrollment

Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

20+ Campus Locations

Attend class onsite at one of over 20 campus locations across California or in Nevada.

Military Friendly

As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.

Sanford College of Education

“Our goal is to deliver high quality educator preparation programs that feature social-emotional learning and evolve inspiring professionals who have positive impact in PK-12 school settings.”
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