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The Boston College Department of Romance Languages and Literature invites qualified students to apply for the Master of Arts program in Italian Studies. The department is committed to the professional formation of students, who graduate with broad experience in textual and cultural analysis, including a strong component of visual literacy and film as well as pedagogical training and practice. Our courses focus on the analysis of specific authors and themes, while seeking an interdisciplinary approach to literary studies. They range from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, from Romanticism to the Twentieth-First century, and include seminars on Italian cinema, art and pedagogy. We expect an incoming class of 5-6 students, and maintain a low student-faculty ratio that allows individualized attention for each student. The department brings together students in French, Italian and Hispanic Studies.
All graduate students are supported by TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS
(full tuition remission and a monthly stipend)
While attending graduate seminars, our Master’s students teach undergraduate language courses, and participate in diverse departmental activities. In the past several years, Masters candidates from Boston College have accepted prestigious doctoral fellowships at University of California-Berkeley, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, New York University, Johns Hopkins and The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, among others. Those students who have chosen secondary teaching as a career have positions in some of the best public schools in the area.
Boston is a cosmopolitan city enriched by over forty universities and colleges as well as several institutions of Italian culture. In the second year of study, Masters candidates at Boston College may enroll in courses offerings at a consortium of local universities including Boston University, Tufts University and Brandeis University. Summer research scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
The program welcomes American, Italian, and other international applicants, and seeks a balance of native and non-native speakers. Most courses are taught in Italian. Applicants must have a firm command of the Italian language. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Italian is preferred but not required.
Application deadline is February 1, 2021.
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Calling all Teachers of Italian at the K-12 Levels! The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2020 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award.
Our donors will be awarding a very generous prize of $5000 as the monetary component of the Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12) for academic year 2020. These funds are to be allocated as follows:
a)$2,500 is to be used exclusively to advance the Italian language and culture curriculum and programming within the recipient’s classroom;
b) $2,500 is to be dedicated to the professional development of the winning teacher (for direct payment of academic fees to an institution of professional development in Italian language and culture at home or abroad).
We strongly encourage full-time language teachers certified in Italian who are teaching a minimum of two classes of Italian at the K-12 level to apply!
Please note: The deadline for application is July 31, 2020. All applications and supporting material must be submitted electronically.
The Coccia-Inserra Award will be presented during the annual Teaching Italian Symposium-Workshops, the Coccia Institute’s signature professional development program for teachers of Italian, offered in collaboration with Montclair State University’s Italian program. The recipient’s travel and lodging expenses will be assumed by the Coccia-Inserra Award committee.
For a copy of the application or if you would like additional information, please feel free to contact Dr. Mary Ann Re, Director of the Coccia Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to:
***Teachers who applied in the past but were not selected for the award may resubmit their applications, reusing their videos (unless they wish to redo them), simply UPDATING the application to reflect their current status.***