Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)
Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development will
be able to:
- Describe the continuum of typical to atypical development of children and adolescents
and/or factors that impact development, such as biological factors, social contexts,
and broader systems (e.g., hormones, family, peers, schools, communities, cultures).
- Locate, interpret, and critically evaluate scholarly articles in developmental psychology
and other relevant fields.
- Apply the theories and methods used to assess the behavior of children, adolescents,
and/or the adults in the environment, including research design, quantitative and/or
qualitative analysis, and interpretation.
- Clearly and effectively express ideas using oral communication skills with attention
to audience and topic.
- Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a variety of formats and for
a variety of audiences, using APA format when appropriate.
- Describe and explain the guidelines, and their importance, for the ethical treatment
of children and adolescents as articulated by the American Psychological Association
and the Society for Research in Child Development.