ESE 3410 Development of the Whole Child

This course will engage students in the principles of child growth and development from toddler-hood through middle-childhood.  The course will cover the major theories, principles, and research concerning the physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional, and social aspects of development in children including typical and atypical developmental expectations.  The class will focus on brain development and its relation to learning, cognitive and language development, the developmental trajectory of academic skills, and the impact of environmental factors (e.g., parenting, drug interactions, and poverty). In addition, the course will also cover basic research designs and methods for studying and observing children within this age range. Observation experiences of children and use of technology are required. This course is aligned with state and national standards.



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Cross Listed Courses

ECSE 3410


Formal acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Special Education Track