PSYC 415

Principles of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 24, 2002 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course examines principles of teaching that can be derived from psychological theories and research, including behavioral, cognitive and social cognitive theories. Students plan and implement appropriate instructional practices based on knowledge of individual children, home culture, the urban community, curriculum goals and content.

Learning outcomes


  • Create developmentally appropriate curriculum plans based on individual children's needs and interests within the context of family, culture, and society.
  • Design developmentally appropriate learning environments, schedules, and lesson plans.
  • Develop philosophies, goals and curriculum frameworks.
  • Use theory and research to describe the principles and approaches of early childhood program development.

Fall 2020

Section Title Instructor
01 Principles of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Cook, Carmen R Books Course details