Adolescent Development

Hours: 130 / Access Length: 12 months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $1,225.00

Course Overview:

In this course we will discuss the stages of child and adolescent development, the features of each stage, and principles of growth, learning, and parenting.

Please note that the individual state requirements may vary.  Students will be responsible to check with their state’s governing body for state specific requirements.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Laurie Gilbreath holds a Master of Arts in Education and has 15 years' experience in K-12, higher education, and continuing education. She has also worked for 10 years as a professional development facilitator and designer and an educational trainer. She has developed courses, training manuals, and educational ebooks in topics ranging from healthcare to business to administration and quality management. In addition to her educational experience, she has worked as a freelance writer and editor for 10 years. Her publications include scholarly articles, training and educational materials, web content, and fiction.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development

In this lesson we will have a general discussion of child and adolescent development considerations.

Lesson 2: Developmental Theories

In this lesson we will discuss the major theories of child and adolescent development.

Lesson 3: Infant/Toddler Development

In this lesson we will discuss the stages of development in an infant and toddler.

Lesson 4: Preschool Development

In this lesson we will discuss the features and characteristics of the preschool child

Lesson 5: Primary Years

In this lesson we will discuss the learning and development of the primary school child.

Lesson 6: The Elementary School Years

In this lesson we will discuss the learning and development of the elementary school child.

Lesson 7: Puberty

In this lesson we will discuss puberty in boys and girls.

Chapter 8: Adolescence in Girls

In this lesson we will discuss the issues facing and development of adolescent girls.

Lesson 9: Adolescence in Boys

In this lesson we will discuss the issues facing and characteristics of adolescent boys.

Lesson 10: Teaching and Learning

In this lesson we will discuss theories and principles of teaching and learning.

Lesson 11: Parenting

In this lesson we will discuss parenting and parenting principles for children and adolescents.

Lesson 12: Legal Considerations

In this lesson we will discuss various legal issues and considerations surrounding child and adolescent development, including privacy, abuse, neglect, special needs, and others.

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.