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Courses - Fall 2018
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EDHD210
(Perm Req)
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO
GenEd: DSHS
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Students explore historical and current research in early childhood education, primary models of curriculum and pedagogy in the field, and the relationship between critical aspects of young children's development and the creation of inclusive learning opportunities for all children, including children at risk. The concept of developmentally appropriate practice and its application across different developmental levels and early childhood classrooms will be introduced and connected with discussion in EDHD220 and EDSP211. Students examine issues in developing and implementing high quality early childhood education experiences for young children with and without disabilities, including the influence of family, culture, and community, the needs of children at risk (e.g., poverty, immigrant status, English Language Learners), and the role of assessment in early learning.
EDHD220
(Perm Req)
Exploring Early Childhood General and Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Students who are considering a career in education will consider information about the teaching profession. Students reflect on their personal strengths, identify areas of growth, and examine their predisposition to work with young children with and without disabilities. They will discuss the nature of teaching, the moral and philosophic underpinnings that influenced their decision to enter into the teaching professions, as well as the roles and responsibilities of teachers and the characteristics and qualities for effective teachers (teaching styles and teacher's primary role in the classroom).
Intended primarily for students planning to apply to the Early Childhood Education Program. Allow an appropriate amount of time to travel from your on-campus class meetings to your off-campus experience.
EDHD230
Human Development and Societal Institutions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Development of the individual in the context of relationships with the formal and informal institutions of society. An examination of various aspects of development from the broad perspective of the social sciences.
EDHD231
Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Mechanisms of the creative mind. Psychological, social, sociological, developmental, cultural, educational, genetic and neural based roots of creativity.
EDHD306
Research Methods in Human Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSAR
Addresses the scientific concepts and principles central to the study of human behavior and development. Students will learn about basic research methods in studying human behavior in developmental context and will participate in experiential activities, such as conducting observations and collecting self-report data. Major themes: goals of developmental research, fundamental research designs, types of measurement, elements of good scientific writing, and ethical issues in the study of human development.
EDHD314
Reading in the Early Childhood Classroom
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDHD210, EDHD220, and EDSP211.
Corequisite: EDHD425; and corequisite: EDHD419 or EDSP420.
Restriction: Must be enrolled in Professional Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Early childhood students introduced to current research/methods on teaching language arts. Focus on development of linguistic and cognitive processes in emergent literacy and beginning reading and writing. Application to models for the instruction and assessment of reading/writing in preschool-aged children. Also includes material on classroom-based interventions for young children at risk of reading failure due to learning difficulties. Includes Field Experiences.
Restricted to major code 0822P.
EDHD319
Selected Topics in Human Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD320
Human Development Through the Life Span
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Central concepts related to parameters of human development, individual and social, which arise throughout the life span. Continuity and change within the developing individual.
EDHD322
The Young Child as Mathematician
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDSP423, EDHD431, and EDSP315; and track 1: Must have completed EDSP 430, EDSP 433; OR Track 2: Must have completed EDHD415, EDHD 424.
Corequisite: EDHD323, EDSP321, EDSP417, EDHD441, EDHD442, EDHD443, and EDHD444.
Restriction: Must be in the Professional Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education program; and senior standing or higher; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Provides a theoretical and instructional framework for mathematics instruction in early childhood classrooms. Development of understanding of early childhood mathematics that emphasizes how and in what environment young children learn mathematics. Current thinking about both content and instructional strategies for mathematics curriculum, including identification and review of standards and expectations for learning outcomes for all children. Assessment strategies for evaluating all children will be addressed. Includes Phase 1 Field Experience.
Restricted to major code 0822P.
EDHD323
Children Study their World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: EDSP423, EDHD431, and EDSP315; and track 1: Must have completed EDSP430, EDSP433; or Track 2: Must have completed EDHD415, EDHD424.
Corequisite: EDHD322, EDSP417, EDHD441, EDHD443, EDHD442, EDHD444, and EDSP321.
Restriction: Must be in the Professional Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education program; and senior standing or higher; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Provides theoretical and instructional framework for social studies instruction in inclusive early childhood classrooms. Course will reflect current thinking about content and instructional strategies for social studies curriculum; identification and review of standards/expectations for learning outcomes for all children; assessment strategies for evaluating of social studies objectives; use of data driven instruction to support all children; observation of children's understanding of their social world in field placements; opportunities to explore these understandings through interviews with children and the implementation of activities. Includes Phase 1 Field Experience.
Restricted to major code 0822P.
EDHD386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department; and junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD402
Social Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Recommended: EDHD411.
Social Development. Critical concepts and ideas of the study of child and adolescent social development. Focus on changes in interpersonal relationships, emotions, achievement-related behavior and competence, and functioning within the broader social context.
EDHD411
Child Growth and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Theoretical approaches to and empirical studies of physical, psychological and social development from conception to puberty. Implications for home, school and community.
EDHD412
Infant Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Infant development across domains, including perceptual, motor, cognitive, language, social and emotional functioning from pre-natal through third year of life.
EDHD413
Adolescent Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
Adolescent development, including special problems encountered in contemporary culture. Observational component and individual case study.
EDHD425
Language Development and Reading Acquisition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course focuses on young children's language development and the relationship between language and reading acquisition. Students will learn: concepts central to language development; language achievements at different ages; concepts of emergent literacy; models of reading acquisition and skilled reading.
EDHD426
Cognitive and Motivational Literacy Content
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Students preparing for secondary teaching will learn about the cognitive and motivational aspects of literacy and learning from text for the content areas of literature, science, history and mathematics. Different evidenced-based literacy approaches appropriate for content learning are presented. Characteristics of learning environments that enable students to engage productively with diverse texts, disciplinary tasks, and technological resources in content areas are identified.
Restriction: Must be a Secondary Education major.
EDHD434
(Perm Req)
Child Development, Birth to Three Years
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: EDHD210, EDHD220, and EDSP211.
Corequisite: EDHD314 and EDHD425.
Also offered as: EDSP420.
Credit only granted for: EDHD419A, EDSP420 or EDHD434.
Formerly: EDHD419A.
Designed to provide students with an understanding of child development theory and research, as well as knowledge about typical and atypical development of children from birth to three years of age. The course emphasizes learning for children with and without disabilities, and for children who are at risk due to poverty and other environmental factors. The course will introduce how children develop and the challenges they face within the domains of physical, cognitive, language, social, and emotional development, with particular attention paid to the impact of risk factors on development. Students will become familiar with delays and differences in development that may occur as the result of disability. Finally, students will learn the effects of cultural and linguistic differences on growth and development. Information about theory and research in child development for children with and without disabilities will be enhanced through a series of observational experiences, which will build upon concepts addressed during class. Includes field experiences.
EDHD441
Data Driven Decision Making in EC/ECSE
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EDSP423, EDHD431, and EDSP315; and TRACK I: Must have completed EDSP430 and EDSP433 or TRACK 2: Must have completed EDHD415 and EDHD424.
Corequisite: EDHD322, EDHD323, EDSP321, EDSP417, EDHD442, EDHD443, and EDHD444.
Students will be exposed to formative (e.g., classroom based, ongoing) and summative (e.g., standardized testing) assessments. Students will collect and analyze formative assessment data from their internship classrooms as the bases of planning and delivering instruction to meet the diverse needs of all learners. They will also analyze standardized assessment data to gain an understanding of measures used to determined cross-school and cross-teacher effectiveness. Includes Phase I field experience.
Restricted to major code 0822P.
EDHD442
Interventions for Children with Behavioral Challenges
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EDSP423, EDHD431, and EDSP315; and TRACK I: Must have completed EDSP430 and EDSP 433; or TRACK 2: Must have completed EDHD415 and EDHD 424.
Corequisite: EDSP321, EDSP417, EDHD322, EDHD323, EDHD441, EDHD443, and EDHD444.
Students will expand knowledge of and develop skills to address challenging behaviors in inclusive early childhood classrooms. Students examine the causes underlying challenging behaviors during the early childhood years, and identify appropriate resources and support services for working with families to develop a unified approach when responding to behavioral challenges. Includes Phase I field experience.
Restricted to major code 0822P.
EDHD443
Interventions for Children with Social and Communication Challenges
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EDSP423, EDHD431, and EDSP315; and TRACK I: Must have completed EDSP430 and EDSP 433; or TRACK 2: Must have completed EDHD415 and EDHD 424.
Corequisite: EDHD322, EDSP321, EDSP417, EDHD323, EDHD441, EDHD442, and EDHD444.
Students will learn about the characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, social communication disorder, and other related challenges and will be equipped to meet the needs of this group of children in the early childhood classroom. The utilization of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Response to Intervention (RTI) and other early childhood special education approaches, as they apply to this specific group of children, will be addressed. Interventions designed to improve the functioning of children with autism spectrum disorders and related disorders will be reviewed. Includes Phase I field experience.
Restricted to major code 0822P.
EDHD444
Action Research in EC/ECSE
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EDSP423, EDHD431, and EDSP315; and track 1: Must have completed EDSP430 and EDSP433; OR Track 2: Must have completed EDHD415 and EDHD424.
Corequisite: EDHD322, EDHD323, EDHD441, EDHD442, EDHD443, EDSP417, and EDSP321.
Students will become familiar with the EC/ECSE research process, literature and how teachers use action research to improve pedagogy and the experiences of children in classrooms or home-based contexts. Students will utilize this knowledge, as well as either a goal in an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or School Improvement Plan (SIP), to develop an action research study commenced during the following semester. Includes Phase I field experience.
Restricted to major code 0822P. Class meets 9/17/18, 10/15/18, 11/05/18, 11/19/18, and 12/10/18.
EDHD460
Educational Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: PSYC100; or permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Application of psychology to learning processes and theories. Individual differences, measurement, motivation, emotions, intelligence, attitudes, problem solving, thinking and communicating in educational settings.
EDHD489
(Perm Req)
Field Experiences in Education
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD498
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Education
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD498C
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Education; Recent Advances in Social and Emotional Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
EDHD498G
Special Problems in Education; Cross-Cultural Approaches to Child Development and Poverty in the U.S. and Chile
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
This course will help students gain a cross cultural understanding of child development and poverty in different contexts (U.S. and Chile). Through the use of technology, UMD students will interact directly with their peers in Chile.
EDHD629
Seminar for the Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
EDHD690
History and Systems in Human Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
History of the field of human development; philosophical basis of major theoretical paradigms and contemporary research drawn from foundational traditions.
EDHD718
(Perm Req)
Apprenticeship in College Teaching; Apprenticeship in College Teaching
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
EDHD720
Social Development and Socialization Processes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course covers social development and socialization processes acros the life-span. The course typically covers the following topics: parent-child relationships, peer relationships, moral development, social cognition, social competence, social motivation, self-regulation, and cultural influences on development. This is core doctoral course.
EDHD721
Cognitive Development and Learning: An Introduction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Introductory survey into contemporary theory and research in cognitive development; applications to classroom learning.
EDHD779P
Selected Topics in Human Development; Fake News & Alternative Facts: How Children Learn to Navigate Evidence in a Complex Social World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
EDHD789
(Perm Req)
Internship in Human Development
Credits: 3 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD798
(Perm Req)
Laboratory in Human Development
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Limited to human development majors.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Limited to human development majors.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD835
The Development of Achievement Motivation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EDHD830 or EDHD721; or permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Development of achievement motivation and how it relates to academic achievement during the elementary and secondary school years. Expectancy-value theory, attribution theory, self-efficacy theory, socialization of achievement motivation.
EDHD850
Social Cognition and Moral Reasoning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Theory and research on social-cognition development and moral development, from infancy to adolescence will be covered.
EDHD888
(Perm Req)
Apprenticeship in Human Development Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD889
(Perm Req)
Practicum in Human Development
Credits: 3 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDHD899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Limited to human development majors.
Contact department for information to register for this course.