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Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adolescent Spanish - MA / Advanced Certificate


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Education Adviser

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

Romance Languages Department Advisers, Spanish (Master’s Degree only)

Maria Hernandez-Ojeda
(212) 772-4696
1323 West
mhern@hunter.cuny.edu

Rolando Perez
(212) 772-5126
1349A West
rperez@hunter.cuny.edu

The master’s and advanced certificate programs prepare candidates to teach Spanish 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 Spanish 7-12.

The master’s program (Academic Plan: SPANAE-MA) is for applicants with no prior NYS certificate. The advanced certificate program (Academic Plan: SPAAE-AC) is a post-master’s program for applicants with no prior NYS certificate.

Admission Requirements


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 major in Spanish with a grade point average of 3.0, with a minimum of 18 credits in Spanish 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).

    Or

    Applicants who do not have a Spanish 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 Spanish coursework requirement and writing component: the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) administered by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL), and a rigorous Spanish literature written exam administered by the Department of Romance Languages. Candidates must achieve a minimum score of advanced low on the ACTFL OPI exam to meet the admission requirement, and must achieve a passing score in the Department’s written test of Spanish literature.

    Plus (for all applicants)
     
  2. A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences 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).
  3. Two professional references.
  4. A personal statement.
  5. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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.
  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.
  4. A personal statement.
  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).
  6. 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

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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


Academic Plans

  • Master’s Degree: SPANAE-MA
  • Advanced Certificate: SPAAE-AC

Total Credits

  • SPANAE-MA: 44-45
  • SPAAE-AC: 26-27

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 final examination based on a short reading list (40 titles: 20 in Spanish literature, 20 in Latin American literature). This exam will be different from the one offered to MA students in Spanish, although it may be administered on the same day: Romance Languages department.
  4. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.

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