• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #27 (ARWU) Madison, WI, United States
At the University of Wisconsin Madison, the undergraduate World Language Education Program, including the Italian major and minor, will be suspended in the fall of 2020. A new, graduate-level program is being developed for teacher certification in these languages.
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Student access to the Italian Education certification program is dependent upon available supervisory and cooperating teacher resources. For this reason, prospective Italian Education students must consult with advising staff at Education Academic Services (EAS), Room 139 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, 608-262-1651. Students who do not have previous teaching experience or have not completed a teacher preparation program should expect to participate in the four-semester World Language Education program. 

We offer a bachelor degree in Italian at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Teacher candidates with extensive coursework or teaching experience may complete a modified program after consultation with faculty. Admission to the four-semester professional program entails meeting minimum admission requirements and adherence to strict application deadlines. See the WLE program director to determine the feasibility of completing certification in this language. 

Learning Outcomes 

  • In Year 1, student teachers must demonstrate the ability to teach in a K-8 context, as evaluated by their University supervisor and their mentor teacher through repeated direct observations.
  • In Year 2, student teachers must demonstrate the ability to teach in a 6-12 school context, as evaluated by their University supervisor and their cooperating teacher through repeated direct observations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Italian Language
  • Studies in Italian Literature and Culture 
  • Teaching World Languages
  • Student Teaching in World Languages
  • Advanced Problems on the Teaching of World Languages

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Admissions Application
  • Application Fee
  • Course And Grade Information From Grades 9-12
  • Official Test Scores: Scores From Either The Act Or The Sat Are Required And Must Be Sent Directly From The Testing Agency 
  • Two Essays: Tell Us About Your Academic And Personal Achievements
  • One Required Letter Of Recommendation
  • Additional Materials: Even After Your Application Is Complete We May Request Additional Supporting Materials Such As Self-reported Grades, Academic Performance Statements, And Course Change Documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37785 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37785 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10725 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10725 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 1015 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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