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Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adolescent Spanish - MA / Advanced Certificate


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Education Advisor Jenny Castillo; (212) 772-4614; 905 West Building; jmcastil@hunter.cuny.edu

Romance Languages Department Adviser, Spanish (Master’s Degree only) Magdalena Perkowska; (212) 772-5132; 1319 West Building; mperkows@hunter.cuny.edu

and/or

James Pellicer; (212) 772-5125; 1333 West Building; jpellice@hunter.cuny.edu

This program is designed to serve individuals who do not have initial or provisional certification in the teaching of Spanish.

 

Admission Criteria


Master’s Degree

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution acceptable to Hunter College with an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8, or better, and a grade point average in Spanish courses of 3.0. Applicants must have a minimum of 18 credits in Spanish literature above the intermediate level.

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

3. Two professional references to be included with the application for admission.

4. A personal statement to be completed as part of the application for admission.

5. Oral proficiency at the Advanced Low level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Advanced Level Check Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

 

Advanced Certificate

1. An undergraduate major of at least 30 credits in Spanish, and a master’s degree in the content area with a GPA of at least 3.3 from an accredited institution acceptable to Hunter College.

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

3. Two professional references to be included with the application for admission.

4. A personal statement to be completed as part of the application for admission.

5. Oral proficiency at the Advanced Low level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Advanced Level Check Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

In addition, all students in this program will be 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 they complete 12 credits of course work. A student who does not receive a passing score on the CST may be required to enroll in additional courses in Spanish.

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. All students must take the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and submit their scores to the Office of Educational Services before they complete 12 credits of course work. Any student who does not receive a passing score on the LAST must enroll in the school’s reading/writing workshop before being permitted to register for any 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 field experience or student teaching 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 may not reregister and will not be allowed to continue in the program.

 

Romance Languages (Spanish) Courses for Master’s Degree Program Only (21 credits)


  • Graduate level Spanish and Spanish-American literature. See Romance Languages  department.

Culminating Experiences


  • Comprehensive examination in Spanish
  • Professional teaching portfolio

Total Credits for Master’s Degree Program                                                             43-44 credits

 

Exit Standards


Students will develop a professional teaching portfolio, which is a cumulative effort, integrating course and fieldwork throughout the program. In particular, students will be expected to complete a major research-based project, include artifacts that reflect the theme of that research, and connect all components through critical reflection.

Teacher candidates must show progress toward the completion of the portfolio through regular review by their advisers. Students will arrange for a presentation and final review of their work during the last semester in the program. A performance assessment checklist and rating scale will assess the quality of the culminating experiences (portfolio and reflective presentation). See the School of Education Graduate Handbook in Adolescent Education, available in the Office of Educational Services, Room 1000 West Building, for specific guidelines.

See the Romance Languages  section of the catalog for information about the comprehensive examination in Spanish.

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