Italian Teacher (7-12), B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2020-2021

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
ITAL 1010: Basic Language Skills I
athways College Option
3 ITAL 1020: Basic Language Skills II
athways College Option
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 ITAL 3510 or 3515 or 3518 or 3525
Major
3
SEED 2001: Historical, Philosophical, and Cultural Foundations of Education
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Individual & Society)
3 Advanced ITAL Course*
Major (ITAL 2120 recommended)
3
ITAL 1030: Basic Language Skills III
General Elective
3 SEED 2002: Children and Youth in Urban Education
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
ITAL 2030W: Advanced Language Skills II
Major
3 ITAL 3610: Landmarks of Italian Literature
Major
3
ITAL 3510 or 3515 or 3518 or 3525
Major
3 Advanced ITAL Course*
Major
3
Advanced ITAL Course*
Major
3 Advanced ITAL Course*
Major
3
SEED 3401: Language and Literacy in Urban School Contexts
Major
3 SEED 3402: Teaching Adolescents in the Content Areas
Major
4

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 13 credits Credits
Advanced ITAL or MLAN course**
Major
3 Advanced ITAL or MLAN course**
Major
3
SEED 4405: Seminar on Methods of Teaching Modern Languages, Student Teaching I
Major
5 SEED 4411: Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching a Modern Language, Student Teaching II
Major
5
SEED 3456: Inclusive Education and Teaching Students with Special Needs
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
2
General Elective
General Elective
2    

Degree Details

39 Pathways Credits*

56 Major Credits

25 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a minor towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
4239 Boylan Hall
Alejandro Alonso/Chairperson
MLL@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Lyn-donna George, Secondary Education Advisor
lyn-donna.george62@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Italian Teacher B.A. major includes one course (SEED 2001) that also satisfies a Pathways requirement. Therefore, students majoring in Italian Teacher B.A. need to complete 39 additional Pathways credits.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

*Students must complete four advanced ITAL courses from: ITAL 2021, ITAL 2024, ITAL 2432, ITAL 2120, ITAL 3510, ITAL 3515, ITAL 3518, ITAL 3525.

**Students must complete two courses from the following options:

  • Up to two additional courses in the major language and/or from Modern Languages 2310 or higher
  • Two courses in a second language, level 2021 or higher
  • Up to two courses in related areas, subject to department approval

Students who place out of ITAL 1010, ITAL 1020, and ITAL 1030 due to proficiency, will still need to complete 12 credits of College Option.

If the student is a native speaker, or has taken advanced courses in high school, the first ITAL course at Brooklyn College should be ITAL 2120 or an equivalent composition course. The student can then take ITAL 2030W the following term.

Thirty credits in the content area are required for New York state certification to teach a Language Other Than English at the secondary level. Twenty-four of those credits must be taken in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. An average of B or higher in the major is required for student teaching. An average of B- or higher in the major is required for all SEED courses.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
4239 Boylan Hall
Alejandro Alonso/Chairperson
MLL@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Lyn-donna George, Secondary Education Advisor
lyn-donna.george62@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Go back to the Degree Maps List