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  Feb 25, 2018
Undergraduate Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Italian - B.A.

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Major Requirements:

Thirty-two semester hours beyond ITAL 201 , including ITAL 255  and ITAL 256 , and two literature courses selected in consultation with the MFL advisor. Students must register for course intensification in order to count ITAL 260 ITAL 263 ITAL 264 , ITAL 275 , ITAL 276 , ITAL 277 , or ITAL 295  toward the major. Graduating seniors must complete an oral interview patterned on the ACTFL guidelines and/or complete a written assessment exercise during their last semester of classes. Seniors should consult with the discipline director. If students have had such an interview to complete requirements for the School of Education, the results of this test must be filed with the discipline director. A minimum of one-half the courses in the major field must be completed at Dominican.

Italian Education

Teacher Licensure: Italian grades K-12

Students who wish to teach Italian in kindergarten through 12th grades complete a major in Italian and complete the School of Education’s Teacher Education Program for K-12 licensure.

Additional Italian Education Requirements

  • Three assessments that must be completed prior to clinical practice: 
    • Cultures, Literatures, and Cross-Disciplinary Concepts assessment
    • Linguistic Terms Analysis and Presentation
    • Oral Proficiency Interview (Students must score at the advanced low level)

Teacher Education Program

  • Three state tests: the Test of Academic Proficiency, the Elementary/Middle Grades content test, and the grades K-9 Assessment of Professional Teaching

  • 100 hours of field experience

  • Professional portfolio

  • Clinical Practice (one full semester) split between an elementary and either a middle or a secondary school classroom

For more information about K-12 licensure, see the School of Education  section of this bulletin.

Teacher Licensure: Elementary Education

Italian majors who are interested in elementary education should consult with the elementary licensure advisor in the School of Education.

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