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

Adolescent Chinese - MA

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Program Adviser Der-Lin Chao;
1429 West Building; (212) 772-4965;

The MA program in the teaching of Chinese is designed for students who have majored in Chinese at the undergraduate level and want to pursue a teaching career in adolescent education. This program is not for individuals with initial, professional, or permanent certification in Chinese. The Teacher Education Program in Chinese does not offer an advanced certificate program.

Admission Requirements

1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution acceptable to Hunter College with an overall cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 and a major in Chinese with a grade point average of 3.0, including a minimum of 18 credits in Chinese literature above the intermediate level and oral proficiency at the advanced low level of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI);


2. Applicants who do not have a Chinese major but have a liberal arts and science major (or interdisciplinary liberal arts or science concentration) of at least 30 credits can take two exams to meet the Chinese coursework requirement: the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and the Written Proficiency Test (WPT) administered by American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL). Candidates must achieve a minimum score of advanced-low on each to meet the admission requirement and must achieve a passing score on the on-site written test in Chinese/English about Chinese literature.

PLUS (for ALL applicants)

3. A general education core in the liberal arts and science to include the following: 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).

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

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

6. An interview conducted in Chinese/English with program adviser.

7. An on-site English writing sample.

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, SEDF, or CHND 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.

Adolescent Chinese Course of Study

Chinese Courses (12 Credits)

Culminating Experiences

Professional teaching portfolio - School of Education

Total credits: 24-35 credits.



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