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Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast typical and atypical development of children and adolescents.
  2. Locate, interpret, and critically evaluate scholarly articles in developmental psychology.
  3. Apply theoretical knowledge and methodological skills to observation, assessment, and interaction with children, adolescents, and the adults in their environment.
  4. Describe the scientific approach to developmental psychology and apply basic research methods in developmental psychology, including research design, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and interpretation.
  5. Clearly and effectively express ideas using oral communication skills with attention to audience and topic.
  6. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills in a variety of formats and for a variety of audiences, using APA format when appropriate.
  7. Evaluate the role that context (i.e., family, peers, schools, communities, cultures) plays in development.
  8. Describe and defend the guidelines for the ethical treatment of children and adolescents as articulated by the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research in Child Development.