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Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adolescent Latin - MA / Advanced Certificate


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Education Adviser

Jeanne Weiler
(212) 650-3459
1115 West
jweiler@hunter.cuny.edu

Classical and Oriental Studies Department Adviser

Ronnie Ancona
(212) 772-5065
1402 West
rancona@hunter.cuny.edu

This program is offered with the Classical and Oriental Studies Department and is designed to serve individuals who do not have certification in the teaching of Latin. The applicant must be admitted by both the School of Education and the Classical and Oriental Studies Department.

The master’s and advanced certificate programs prepare candidates to teach Latin in grades 7-12 to students of diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests. These programs are not designed for individuals who already have NYS certification in Latin 7-12.

Admission Requirements


Master’s Degree

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0.

2. An index of at least 3.0 in an undergraduate major or the equivalent in Latin or classics. Students must have 30 credits of coursework in Latin.

3. A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include the following: 6 credits in English, 3 credits in the arts, 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography), and 12 credits in math/science/technology (a college course in calculus meets 6 credits of this requirement).

4. Two professional references.

5. A personal statement. 

6. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Advanced Certificate

1. Minimum of 30 credits in Latin at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, and a master’s degree in Classics, Latin, or Ancient Greek with a GPA of at least 3.3 from an accredited institution.

2. A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include the following (in addition to Latin): 6 credits in English, 3 credits in the arts, 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography), and 12 credits in math/science/technology (a college course in calculus meets 6 credits of this requirement).

3. Two professional references.

4. A personal statement.

5. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Progress Standards


A. 12-Credit Progress Standards for Matriculated Students

  1. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.

  2. Students with more than one course grade below B in the first 12 credits of SEDC or SEDF course work will not be allowed to continue in the program.

  3. Students who receive a grade of F in any course, including arts and sciences courses, in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.

  4. Students with one grade of IN (Incomplete) within the first 12 credits are restricted from registering for more than one additional course. Those with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
    Note: It is recommended that students with two or more INs take an official leave of absence

  5. Advanced certificate students only: are required to take the Content Specialty Test (CST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and submit their scores to the School of Education before completing 12 credits of course work. Students who do not receive a passing score on the CST may be required to enroll in additional subject specific courses.

B. Fieldwork Benchmarks

  • All field experiences and student teaching will take place in New York City public schools.

  • Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+ or C in a supervised field experience or student teaching or practicum course must apply to the chairperson of the department for permission to repeat that course, which may be repeated only once. Any student who receives a grade of F or WU may not reregister and will not be allowed to continue in the program.

  • Student teaching and practicum courses listed as “by permission only” will require that students have passed the EAS and the relevant CST certification exams.

  • Students must have no outstanding IN grades or admissions conditions in order to be given permission for student teaching or practicum course.

Course of Study


Advanced certificate students take only the education courses in the program.  Master’s degree students take both education courses and Latin courses listed below.

Total Credits

Advanced Certificate program - 26-27
Master’s Degree program - 
49-50

Latin Courses


For Master’s Degree Program Only       

24 credits

Culminating Experiences


Comprehensive examination in Latin and Classical Culture:          Classics Division

Professional teaching portfolio:                                                School of Education

See Exit Criteria

Note (s)


Students who enter with initial or provisional certification in adolescent education in a language other than English will be required to take LATED 712, LATED 713, and either LATED 731 or two of the other student teaching/practicum courses that cover grades 7–9 and 10–12 (9–11 credits). Based on a transcript review by the School of Education, such students may be required to complete additional courses in the pedagogical sequence as well. The minimum number of credits for the degree for students who enter with certification in adolescent education is 39 credits. Students may be exempted from up to 6 credits based on prior equivalent course work.


Exit Requirements


1. An overall GPA of 3.0.

2. Master’s degree students will develop a professional teaching portfolio, which is a cumulative effort, integrating course and fieldwork throughout the program.

3. Master’s degree students must pass a comprehensive examination in their subject area administered by the department within the Arts and Sciences. 

4. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.

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