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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Child Development (Education 204)


Varies; offered as a proficiency examination or self-study format.

Torah Accreditation Liaison (TAL) authorized proctor sites.
January 2011- Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students are required to display an in-depth knowledge of the basic principles underlying the current knowledge about the processes and characteristics of normal child development from conception through later childhood in multi-cultural contexts. Topics include: physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and language development. Current issues in the field connected to children and schools will be considered; examples include intelligence testing, the impact of divorce, and the needs of second language learners.


Proficiency exam: The examination is intended to measure a body of knowledge that candidates have acquired through prior learning experiences. The exam focuses on general trends in children's development, important theories of development, and how schools and classrooms can best support children. Self-Study Format: Students are expected to master recommended readings and study guide materials. Students are expected to make connections between theory and practice. Beyond the expectation that students will have thorough knowledge of this topic which they communicate through a broad array of short questions, they must display an ability to present ideas in an organized and sophisticated manner through two short essay responses and one extensive essay.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Psychology or Special Education (12/10) (6/16 revalidation) (7/21 revalidation).