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:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**