Foundations of Child Development
- Teacher candidates will develop dispositions that are grounded in moral, spiritual, and intellectual understandings that recognize the potential of individual students within the contexts in which they live and develop.
- Teacher candidates will understand core issues related to child development. This includes knowledge about theories of cognitive, linguistic, physical, social, emotional and moral development, and how students develop within the various contexts of early and middle childhood.
- Teacher Candidates will make informed, defensible, and appropriate decisions about classroom instruction and assessment, based on knowledge, that maximizes essential learning and development for all learners.