Human Growth & Development
This course is the foundation course in the Teacher Academy of Maryland completer program and is required for all students. Students will focus on lifespan. Emphasis is placed on theories of physical, cognitive and psychosocial development, the effect of heredity and the environment, the role of caregivers and the family, health and safety concerns, and contemporary issues. Students explore special challenges to growth and development. Students will begin to develop the components of a working portfolio to be assembled upon completion of the internship.
Prerequisites and Notes: Recommended for Grades 10 – 11.