This minor is available only to students admitted to the World Language Education program, or to teachers already licensed to teach at an appropriate level and subject in Wisconsin. Undergraduate students interested in completing a certification minor in Italian must also complete a major in another World Language certification subject area and be admitted to the World Language Education program. It is not possible to be certified only in a minor area. Consult with an Education Academic Services advisor to discuss the feasibility of combining this minor with the major subject area—not all combinations may be possible and will require approval of the WLE program coordinator. Interested students must apply and be admitted to both language subject areas. The oral proficiency exam, any written exams, and the immersion experience required for certification must be completed in both languages.

Licensed teachers interested in pursuing certification in this minor should consult with the World Language Education program director.

Note: The oral proficiency exam, any written exams, and an immersion experience are required for certification in this language. Consult the major requirements in this subject for an explanation of these requirements and the World Language Education professional sequence.

MInor Requirements

The Italian minor requires a minimum of 26 credits and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75, based on all Italian minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus.

First Semester Italian
and Second Semester Italian 1
18 credits above ITALIAN 102, to include at least 2 credits in composition and conversation

Consult with advising staff at Education Academic Services (EAS), Room 139 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, 608-262-1651, for general questions regarding certification to teach Italian. Students may want to meet with an undergraduate advisor in the French and Italian department regarding course sequencing and other aspects of this field of study.