This course introduces core concepts of developmental psychology essential to future educators. Students will gain knowledge about different approaches in the field regarding the relationship between generally predictable stages of human development and the capacity of individuals to learn creatively. The course will emphasize the development of young people, their behavior and mental growth from birth through adolescence, but is not limited to those years. The class models a variety of learning strategies relevant to its subject and useful to students in their later work. Short written assignments, group learning exercises, informal oral presentations, and tests/quizzes. This course is cross-tallied at the undergraduate level as CED 3020 and at the graduate level as CED 6020. This course starts from an understanding of the essential developmental advances of the teen years and moves to the design and implementation of a wide range of visual art experiences for young people in transition from childhood to adulthood. The class will review a variety of existing materials and formats to discover the educational approaches underlying different lessons and programs. We trace age-appropriate creative activity, social and cultural interaction, identity formation through art, the dynamics of group activity, and an increasingly divergent range of technical skill in this cohort. The course considers art education for adolescents whether in school, a museum, community programs, or increasingly, as an independent learner. This course is cross-tallied at the undergraduate level as CED 3015, and at the graduate level as CED 6015. Additional work is required to earn graduate credit. Offered for credit only, Continuing Education students need department approval to enroll.