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Child Development and Psychology

Course Description

Are you interested in working with children? Do you already work with children and want a deeper insight into how they think and act and what shapes a child’s learning? This course provides an introduction into to the discipline of child psychology, and to selected theories, approaches, and practices to help understand and support children’s lives.

Over two weeks, you will:

  • learn about cognitive, social, and emotional factors that influence childhood development
  • explore ways to better understand how children learn
  • discover how caregivers and educators may prepare children for critical thinking in the new millennium

There is an optional additional research assignment/ essay to be completed after the course. This lets you delve more deeply into a related topic of interest to you. Feedback is provided by the instructor.

Take the Child Development and Psychology course + 2 more eligible courses and earn the Psychology for the Global Workplace digital badge.

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Course Registration

Earn 20 hours for the class + 20 hours for the optional additional research assignment.

Date: December 6 -19, 2021
Registration deadline: December 9, 2021
Research Assignment due: January 19, 2022
Location: TOnline
Instructor: TBD
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment** price: $165*

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Register for the Research Assignment

* Prices subject to change

** You must register for the 2-week intensive course in order to register for the optional research assignment. You cannot register for the research assignment only. The research assignment may be taken by anyone. It gives au pairs taking this course for education credits an additional 20 hours.

Features

  • 20-40 hours
    • 2-week online course 20 hours
    • Optional Research Assignment available for additional 20 hours
  • Flexible study options
  • Professional faculty
  • Academic advisement
  • Certificate available by request
  • No registration or test fee
  • Full use of University facilities

How to Register

All registration and payment for courses is done online.

Enrollment is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first serve basis. No registration will be accepted until payment has been received. This requirement applies to all participants.

Research Assignment

The number of hours stated on the certificate is based on the average number of hours needed to complete the requirements of the assignment. Research assignments are due by the published deadline in the above course information and also as communicated in pre-arrival information sent by our Admissions team. Students may request an extension of up to 3 days by writing the Admissions team before the research assignment due date in writing to eli@pace.edu. Requests for extensions after the research assignment due date will not be honored. Research assignments received after the due date or approved extended due date will not be accepted and the research assignment hours will be forfeited.

Students who registered and attended a weekend intensive course may add-on one (1) 20-hour research assignment for specific course and topic they attended no later than the Friday after the course completed. Requests to add on a 20-hour research paper after the Friday deadline will not be approved.

Policies

Please review all important policies related to our courses, including:

  • Attendance
  • I.D.
  • Course Completion
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Payment and Tuition Cancellation
  • Withdrawal

Au pairs, please review all important policies related to au pair courses.

Pre-Arrival Information

Please review essential pre-arrival information before starting your class, including:

  • Campus location
  • Parking

For more information, please contact the English Language Institute/ Special Programs division.

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