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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adolescent Teaching Languages Other Than English, Grades 7-12 - BA

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The BA programs in Adolescent Teaching Languages other than English lead to initial certification as a teacher of foreign language. These programs include fieldwork in New York City Public schools. Students must take a specified sequence of education courses in addition to fulfilling the General Education Requirement (GER) and the requirements of their major.

Adolescent education is a 26-credit course of study that students usually complete over four semesters. Students major in the subject they plan to teach and minor in adolescent education.

Admission Information

Admission to the School of Education is not automatic with admission to Hunter College. There is a separate admission process that involves an online application, a writing sample and an interview.

Students must apply by November 1 for the spring term and April 1 for the fall term. Applications are available online only: Application for Admission - Undergraduate Programs in Adolescent Education.

Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum of at least 65 credits but no more than 90 credits.
  2. A Hunter College Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8 or better.
  3. Receive a grade of B or better in ENGL 12000 .
  4. Have no more than 6 cr. of CR/NC grades.
  5. Formal declaration of a major one of these languages: Chinese, French, Italian, or Spanish.
  6. Transfer students will have to complete 12 credits of coursework at Hunter College before applying. However, transfer students with 60 or more credits and a GPA of 3.3 or better may be immediately considered for admission.

Liberal Arts and Science Major Requirements

Major in Chinese Language and Literature - BA  , French - BA  , Italian - BA  or Spanish - BA .

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core

The courses listed below are required for BA Adolescent students. Some of these courses may be used towards the GER:

  • ENGL 12000  and ENGL 22000 
  • Two courses selected from: HIST 15100 /HIST 15200 /GEOG 10100 
  • STAT 11300 
  • 9 credits in math, science or technology with at least one science course with a lab component
  • 6 credits in the arts
  • One course that focuses on communication (see program adviser for acceptable courses)

Other State Certification Requirements

  • Students must pass the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) Secondary of the New York state teacher certification exam prior to student teaching.
  • Fingerprints must be cleared prior to student teaching.

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