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Student Development Theory

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This course will foster an enhanced understanding of college students through an examination of the psychosocial, cultural, cognitive-structural, identity, and typology theories related to college student development. Application and use of theory to everyday practice and a broad range of students in higher education will be discussed. Course Competencies  
  • Synthesize student development theory across all age groups.
  • Analyze the application of student development theory to everyday practice in higher education.
  • Analyze the role of student development theory in different areas of campus management and life.
  • Evaluate the effect of potential developmental issues in a diverse student population.


This graduate-level course is 8 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 8 weeks

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