Romance Languages, M.A. - Italian with Educator Preparation Program

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Program Sequence - 69 credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

*Students must earn a grade of "B" or higher in each course

Required Introductory Core Courses
WLL 581 – Introduction to Graduate Studies in Romance Languages – 3 credits
WLL 582 – Culture in Expression – 4 credits 

Required Capstone Courses (6, one two semester sequence)
WLL 590 – Writing the Thesis Proposal – 3 credits
WLL 591 – Writing the Thesis – 3 credits
WLL 592 – Special Project I – 3 credits
WLL 593 – Special Project II – 3 credits
WLL 594 – Research Colloquium I – 3 credits
WLL 595 – Research Colloquium II – 3 credits 

Elective Courses (6, at least one from each category)
At least one from Category I
ITA 523 – Dante: Faith, Fantasy, and Mankind – 3 credits
ITA 525 – Of Love, Dejection, and Rhapsody – 3 credits

At least one from Category II
ITA 524 – Ladies, Knights, Arms and Love: The Dawn of a New Age – 3 credits

At least one from Category III
ITS 526 – Shifting the Center – 3 credits

At least one from Category IV
ITA 528 – Visions of Modernity – 3 credits
ITA 529 – Refashioning Italy – 3 credits

In addition, students are required to choose one of three options for a two-semester sequence Capstone course (6 credits)

Thesis Option

Permits the analysis of a substantial applied topic in the selected area of concentration. The student works with an adviser to write a proposal, which must be passed by the Graduate Committee and the Dean of the Graduate School. Thesis completion requires satisfactory oral defense of the thesis, and the approval of the thesis adviser, a second reader (a member of the Graduate Committee) and the Dean of the Graduate School.

WLL 590 — Writing the Thesis Proposal - 3 credits
WLL 591 — Writing the Thesis: Prerequisite is WLL 590 - 3 credits

Special Project Option

The special project involves the integration and application of discipline-specific knowledge, concepts, theory and skills in the development of a tangible product (a.k.a., deliverable), accompanied by a written report describing the process and results of the product's development.

WLL 592 — Special Project I - 3 credits
WLL 593 — Special Project II: Prerequisite is WLL 592 - 3 credits

Comprehensive Exam Option

The comprehensive examination is designed by the graduate faculty to rigorously assess the student's mastery and synthesis of knowledge garnered during coursework. Students work individually with an adviser in selecting and researching themes from the Master 's Reading List provided by the individual language section.

WLL 594 — Comprehensive Exam Seminar I - 3 credits
WLL 595 — Comprehensive Exam Seminar II: Prerequisite is WLL 594 - 3 credits

Certification Courses - 38 Credits

As sequencing changes, it is highly recommended that students meet with their program advisor to finalize a list of requirements for graduation.  

For certification, students must take one course in Educational Foundations (any one from the series EDF 520—526 (3-Credits)) and all the following courses if not taken as part of their from the series EDF 520 undergraduate study:

Choose One

EDF 520-526 Educational Foundations — 3 credits

Choose One

HIS 110 — United States History I — 3 credits
Or
HIS 111 — United States History II — 3 credits
Or       
HIS 112 — U.S. History — 3 credits — 3 credits

Complete the Following

IDS 470 — Literacy Skills in the Classroom — 1.5 credits
IDS 471 — English Language Learners in the Classroom — 1.5 credits

Choose One

PSY 215 —Adolescent Development — 3 credits
Or
PSY 210 — Infant and Child Development — 3 credits
Or
EDU 414 — Applications of Child Development — 3 credits
Or
EDU 539 — Child Development for Elementary Grade Teachers — 3 credits

Complete the Following

SED 482 — Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom — 3 credits
SHE 203 — School Health — 3 credits
WLL 403* — Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (prerequisite: WLL 211) — 3 credits
WLL 452* — Secondary School Student Teaching — 12 credits
WLL 453 — Student Teaching Seminar — 1 credit
WLL 491* — Foreign Language in the Secondary School — 4 credits

*Students must choose one (1) world language subject area: French, German Italian, or Spanish

*Students need an additional 30 credits in subject area or equivalent. These must be graduate level courses

*EDU 999 replaces WLL 452 if student is already teaching under DSAP; EDU 999 is (6) credits (changes overall credits to 32)

*Ed. technology requirement will be met by WLL 491

*WLL 403 has a required prerequisite of WLL 211 (3-Credit) Intro to Linguistics or equivalent

These courses do not count towards the master of arts degree