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Course Sequence

The Leading Teacher Program (Graduate)
Early Level (PreK-4) Education

Subject Code Credits Semester Taken
Introductory Courses  
GEPK 500 Field Experience- Level 1 (30 hours) 0 credit Semester 1
GEPK 501 * Orientation to Leading Teacher Program 0 credit Semester 1
GEPK 502 * Introduction to Teaching 2 credits Semester 1
GILT 511 Technology and Education 3 credits Semester 1
GEPK 503 Child Development (Birth to Age 9)
pre-requisite
(3 credits) Semester 1
GEPK 504 Theory, Research, and Practice in Education 3 credits Semester 1
GFDE 554 * Social Justice in Educational Settings 3 credits Semester 2
GFDE 553 * Social Justice Field Experience Level 2 (15 hours) 0 credit Semester 2
Total Introductory Course Credits Total 11 (14) credits
Level 1 and 2 Field Experiences Total 45 hours
Diverse Populations and Instruction Suggested Semesters
* Pre-requisite * Introduction to Special Education
pre-requisite
(3 credits)
GSPE 603 * Response to Intervention 3 credits Semesters 1-4
GSPE 654 * Early Intervention 3 credits Semesters 1-4
* Pre-requisite * Meeting the Needs of ELL
pre-requisite
(3 credits)
Total Diverse Populations 6 (12) credits
Professional Core Suggested Semesters
GFDE 555 Foundations of Assessment in Grades PreK-4 3 credits Semester 3, 4
GFDE 552 * Educational Psychology in PreK and Elementary Classrooms (cross list with undergraduate) 3 credits Semester 3, 4
GFDE 556 * Design, Implementation, and Interpretation of Assessment Evidence Grades PreK-4 1 credit Semester 3, 4
GEPK 525 Literacy, Language and Literature I 3 credits Semester 3, 4
GEPK 526 Literacy, Language and Literature II 3 credits Semester 3, 4
GEPK 527 Literacy Field Experience, Level 3 (30 hours) 0 credit Semester 3, 4
GEPK 528 Curriculum Design Through Creative Play and the Arts 3 credits Semester 3, 4
GEPK 530 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Grades PreK-4 3 credits Semester 3, 4
GEPK 531 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Grades PreK-4, Field Experience, Level 3 (30 hours) 0 credit Semester 3, 4
GEPK 535 Methods of Teaching Science in Grades PreK-4 3 credits Semester 3, 4
GEPK 536 Methods of Teaching Science in Grades PreK-4, Field Experience, Level 3 (15 hours) 0 credit Semester 3, 4
GEPK 540 Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Grades PreK-4 3 credits Semester 3, 4
GEPK 541 Methods of Teaching Social Studies in Grades PreK-4, Field Experience, Level 3 (15 hours) 0 credit Semester 3, 4
Total Professional Core 25 credits
Level 3 Field Experience 90 hours
Professional Capstone
GEPK 591 * Student Teaching 3 credits
Total Professional Capstone 3 credits
Total Program Credits 45 (54)

*pre requisites are courses that can be taken prior to entering the program or taken within the School of Education at Duquesne University.