HHD 2261 - ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 1
The adolescent development course sequence for teacher education students covers developmental pathways from middle childhood through adolescence across multiple contexts (e.g. Individual, family, peers, school, community, and cultural) and the important considerations and relationships in these contexts. This first course in the sequence for teacher education students focuses on the importance of and considerations for forming authentic, meaningful relationships with all adolescents and the vital role such relationships play in promoting positive outcomes. Students will learn about developmental theories and concepts that are important in forming such relationships and will apply the concepts in their work with adolescents in educational settings. Key developmental tasks for adolescents are introduced in the context of understanding adolescent thinking and behavior. In addition to reading about development from a variety of sources, students will have the opportunity to apply the new information in their practice settings.