Mar 08, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Graduate Catalog 2020-2021

Adolescent Italian - MA / Advanced Certificate


 

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

The master’s program (Academic Plan: ITALAE-MA) is for applicants with no prior NYS certificate. The advanced certificate program (Academic Plan: ITAAE-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 with a GPA of at least 3.0 and a major in Italian of at least 30 credits in Italian with a grade point average of 3.0 with a minimum of 18 credits in upper-level Italian literature (not to include courses in civilization/culture, linguistics or advanced language).  
  2. General education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; a language other than English; scientific and mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
  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), except applicants who are certified teachers or school administrators and hold a graduate degree.

Advanced Certificate

  1. An undergraduate major of at least 30 credits in Italian, and a master’s degree in the content area with a GPA of at least 3.3 from an accredited institution.
  2. General education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; a language other than English; scientific and mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
  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), except applicants who are certified teachers or school administrators and hold a graduate degree.

Progress Standards


  1. Minimum GPA for Retention - Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain at Hunter College. Students whose grades fall below this standard are required to raise their GPAs to at least 3.0 within one semester.
  2. No F in the first two semesters—students who receive a grade of F or WU in any course in the first two semesters will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  3. Progress holds due to Incomplete Grades - Students with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
  4. Key Course Performance Standards
    • Students must receive a grade of at least a B in certain key program courses. (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog)
    • Students who receive a grade of F or WU in certain key program courses may not continue in the program (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog).

Course of Study


Academic Plans

  • Master’s Degree: ITALAE-MA
  • Advanced Certificate: ITAAE-AC

Total Credits

  • ITALAE-MA: 47-48
  • ITAAE-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 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.