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Course SummaryIf you need professional development credits in a hurry, our Life Span Developmental Psychology for Teachers course can be completed in just a few weeks. Our flexible lessons and quizzes are accessible at any time and can help you earn credits to apply towards your license renewal requirements.
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21 chapters in Life Span Developmental Psychology for Teachers: Professional Development
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How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your social science teaching license with Life Span Developmental Psychology for Teachers. Brush up on life span developmental psychology topics so you can better teach educational psychology, psychology of aging, and other social science topics. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn social science credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about physical and cognitive development.
- Check your knowledge of things like childbirth and death with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert social science instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the UExcel Life Span Developmental Psychology exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. UExcel credits are accepted by over 2,000 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Life Span Developmental Psychology for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Psychology and child development teachers who want to brush up on life span developmental psychology
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging life span developmental psychology videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a life span developmental psychology unit or course
- Aspiring social science teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make life span developmental psychology easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert social science instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review life span developmental psychology terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn social science credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Psychology of Adulthood and Aging for Teachers, Social Psychology for Teachers, and Sociology for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in life span developmental psychology as well as sociology, anthropology, counseling, and other social science topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Life Span Developmental Psychology for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Assignment||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1|| Chapter 1|
| Domains of Human Development (the lifelong development theory of psychology, continuity and discontinuity in development, agents of socialization, functions of school, gender differences)|
Research Methods and the Study of Life Span Development (data collection methods, twin and adoption studies, ethics of psychological experiments)
|Day 2||Chapter 3||Theoretical Foundations for Life Span Developmental Psychology (Piaget's theory of cognitive development, attachment theory, classical conditioning vs. operant conditioning, Maslow's hierarchy of needs)|
|Day 3||Chapter 4||The Impact of Genetics in Human Development and Psychology (exceptions to independent assortment, Turner syndrome, Huntington's disease, natural selection and adaptation, chromosome structure)|
|Day 4|| Chapter 5|
| Prenatal Development Concepts (prenatal stages, the placenta, gastrulation, prenatal development issues)|
Childbirth and Newborn Characteristics (the neonatal environment, fetal dystocia, childbirth methods, the three stages of labor, multiple births)
|Day 5|| Chapter 7|
| Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood (sleep-wake patterns in the first two years, infant perceptual development, sudden infant death syndrome)|
Psychosocial and Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood (habituation, infant creativity and intelligence, stages of language development, pros and cons of daycare)
|Day 6|| Chapter 9|
| Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood (Piaget's preoperational stage, early childhood education, the role of play in cognitive development)|
Psychosocial Development in Early Childhood (self-socialization, parenting styles, family systems, Kohlberg's stages of moral development)
|Day 7|| Chapter 11|
| Physical and Psychosocial Development in Middle Childhood (health and fitness in middle childhood, emotional and behavioral disorders, peer relationships in middle childhood, adjustment difficulty in middle childhood)|
Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood (multiple intelligences, learning disabilities, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in education)
|Day 8|| Chapter 13|
| Physical and Sexual Development in Adolescence (physical growth in adolescence, gender differences in adolescent development, sexuality in adolescence)|
Psychosocial Development in Adolescence (cognitive development in adolescence, decision making and risk taking in adolescence, family values and relationships in adolescence)
|Day 9|| Chapter 15|
| Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Adulthood (reproduction in early adulthood, Levinson's adult development theory, Erikson's stages of identity formation)|
Psychosocial Development in Early Adulthood (Sternberg's triangular theory of love, friendship and marriage in early adulthood, the family cycle, career choices in early adulthood)
|Day 10|| Chapter 17|
| Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood (male and female climacteric changes, health and fitness in middle adulthood, sexual functioning in middle adulthood, knowledge and change in intelligence over time)|
Psychosocial Development in Middle Adulthood (mid-life crisis, job satisfaction, divorce and remarriage in adulthood, gender role changes in middle adulthood)
|Day 11||Chapter 19||Physical Development in Late Adulthood (life expectancy and life span, sensory and motor changes in late adulthood, dementia and Alzheimer's, theories of aging and death)|
|Day 12||Chapter 20||Psychosocial and Cognitive Development in Late Adulthood (mental health concerns in late adulthood, spirituality, social context of aging, stages of retirement, stereotypes in late adulthood)|
|Day 13||Chapter 21||Death and Dying (stages of dying, grief and bereavement, death with dignity, end-of-life issues)|
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for life span developmental psychology|
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