Italian Major with Teacher Certification in Italian (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.A.)

Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Italian must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

The Italian methods course required for the Teacher Education Professional Sequence is ITAL 419. In addition, students must pass the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) prior to the Student Teaching semester. Students should consult with the Italian Teacher Education Coordinator to prepare for this examination.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements

Students must complete General Education requirements and World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Italian Required Courses
ITAL 242Italian Grammar and Composition I3
ITAL 243Italian Grammar and Composition II3
ITAL 309Italian Conversation3
ITAL 340Reading, Writing, Translating Early Modern Italy3
ITAL 341Reading, Writing, Translating Modern and Contemporary Italy3
ITAL 381Contemporary Italian Cultural Studies3
ITAL 410Advanced Italian Grammar3
Italian Electives
Select 15 credits from the following:15
The Italian American Experience: On the Margins or in the Mainstream?
Special Topics in Italian Cinema and Intro to Subtitling
Introduction to Italian Business and Commercial Translation
Introduction to Translating
Italian Study Abroad
Cooperative Education
Italian Literature of the Renaissance I
Italian Literature of the Renaissance II
Italian Literature of the 19th Century I
Italian Literature of the 19th Century II: Experimentalism
Italian Literature of the 20th Century I: A Changing Italy
Italian Literature of the 20th Century II: A Changing Italy
Dante Seminar I: Inferno
Dante Seminar II: Purgatorio and Paradiso
Italian Literature of the 13th and 14th Centuries
Senior Seminar in Literary Research
Italian Literature of the 18th Century
Independent Study
Total Credits36

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12)

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Professional Sequence
Professional Sequence Courses
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
Methods Course(s)
Select a Teaching Methods course or courses according to major:3-7
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12 (Visual Arts major.)
Dance Methods (Dance major.)
Teaching English (secondary) (English major.)
Teaching French in P-12: Practice (French major.)
The Teaching of Health
and Teaching of Secondary Physical Education (Physical Education major.)
The Teaching of Italian in Elementary and Secondary Schools (Italian major.)
Methods of Teaching Latin (Latin major.)
Methods and Material of TESL (Linguistics major.)
Teaching of Mathematics (Mathematics major.)
Music Classroom Methods I
and Music Classroom Methods II (Music major.)
The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, or Physics majors.)
Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Teaching Spanish in K-12
Theatre Teaching Methods
Professional Year Courses
SASE 450Clinical Practice I3
SASE 451Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 452Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 453Clinical Practice II9
Total Credits36-40