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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
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 24 credits
Level 3 Field Experience 90 hours
Professional Capstone
GEPK 591 * Student Teaching 3 credits
Total Professional Capstone 3 credits
Total Program Credits 44 (53)

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

Please refer to the Leading Teacher Program Handbook for all policies and procedures.