Bachelor of Science Child Development Learning Outcomes
- Describe and summarize, apply, and critically evaluate and synthesize constructs, theories, and empirical findings pertaining to child development including developmental milestones and processes in the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional domains from conception through adolescence.
- Understanding Diversity: Analyze and illustrate how culture, gender, ethnicity, social class, and contextual variables contribute to variation in development.
- Demonstrate research knowledge and skills: explain and apply the scientific method; describe, evaluate, and apply research and observation methods used in the study of children’s development; and calculate and interpret basic statistics.
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills that reflect the ability to summarize (basic), apply (intermediate), and evaluate/synthesize (advanced) developmental theories and empirical findings and that are consistent with the professional and ethical standards of the child development field.
- Develop and demonstrate professional and personal skills and qualities related to the field of child development (e.g., observation techniques, curriculum development/implementation, leadership and team work, professional ethics, accountability, reliability).
- Demonstrate technological and computer literacy that permits the access, utilization, production, and dissemination of electronic information while observing ethical guidelines.