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Course Sequence

Candidates must register for a minimum of 8 credits during their first semester in the program. The Entrance Track must be completed during the first semester or candidates will not be permitted to register for classes the following semester. Candidates may register for a maximum of 14 credits during their first semester. This includes the Entrance Track plus two additional courses. All coursework, student teaching, and Praxis exams must be completed and passed before January 1, 2013.

Subject Code

Title

Credits

Entrance Track: 8 credits

Introductory Experiences

GELP 539

Graduate Orientation (mandatory)

0

GELP 540

Introduction to Teaching

3

GELP 541

Field-Based Orientation Experiences (FBOE)

1

GPSY 619 or

GPSY 514 or

GFDE 510

Child and Adolescent Development or

Human Growth and Development or

Theories of the Teaching and Learning Process

3

GELP 550 Gateway 1:  Technology 1

Subject Code

Title

Credits

Professional Certification Track: 31 credits

GSPE 611 or

GSPE 625 or

GSPE 661 or

GSPE 667 or

GECE 502

Persons with Disabilities or

Incl. Ed: Rationale and Strategies or

Gifted and Talented or

Autism Disorders or

Curriculum Design for Inclusive Early Childhood Education

6 (select two)

GESL 508 or

GESL 510 or

GESL 518

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners or

Theories and Practice of Second Language Learning or

Integ. Lit. in Content Area

3

GELP 551

The Healthy Child: Creative Expression and Movement

3

GELP 552

Teaching Elementary School Social Studies

3

GELP 553

Teaching Elementary School Language Arts

3

GELP 554

Teaching Elementary School Mathematics

3

GELP 555

Teaching Elementary School Science

3

GRLA 521 or

GRLA 524

Reading Programs & Instruction or

Psychology of Reading

3

GELP 556 or

GILT 511

Instructional Techniques or

Technology and Education

3

GELP 560

Gateway 2: Diversity

1

Subject Code

Title

Credits

Student Teaching Track: 7 credits

Choose a 6-credit experience from the following courses: 561, 562, or 563

GELP 561

Elementary School Student Teaching Experience (15 weeks)

6

GELP 562

Elementary School Internship Experience (full year)
*Candidates can register for three credits each semester or six credits for one semester.

3-6

GELP 563

Elementary School Student Teaching Experience Abroad (20 weeks)
*Candidates can register for three credits each 10 weeks or six credits for 20 weeks.

3-6

GELP 570

Gateway 3: Leadership

1