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.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of 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 Contemporary3
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?
Topics in Italian Cinema and Introduction 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
Health for Teacher Education
Select one of the following: 13-4
Biological Sciences
Biology for Survival
The Biology of Human Life
Human Heredity
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Genetics
Personal Health Issues
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Study of Human Diseases
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Health Education Methods
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Honors Seminar in Science
Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science
Principles and Practice of Emergency Care
Nutrition
Speech for Teacher Education
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Additional Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Professional Sequence
Professional Sequence Courses
Select one of the following:3
Teaching for Equity and Diversity
Teaching for Equity Diversity
Teaching for Equity Diversity
Select one of the following:1
Educating English Language Learners
Educating English Language Learners
Educating English Language Learners
SASE 310Inclusion in Middle and Secondary Schools1
READ 411Language and Literacy3
SASE 314Assessment of Learning1
SASE 316Integrating Technology Across the School Curriculum1
SASE 450Fieldwork3
SASE 451Teaching for Learning I3
Methods Course(s)
Select one of the following according to major:3-7
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12
Dance Methods
Teaching English (secondary)
Teaching French in P-12: Practice
The Teaching of Health
and Seminar in Physical Education
and Teaching of Secondary Physical Education
The Teaching of Italian in Elementary and Secondary Schools
Methods of Teaching Latin
Methods and Material of TESL
Teaching of Mathematics
Music Classroom Methods I
and Music Classroom Methods II
The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools
Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Special Topics in Teaching Spanish K-12
Professional Semester Courses
SASE 452Teaching for Learning II3
SASE 453Clinical Practice II9
Total Credits49-54
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Or pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy.