German and Russian

German Teaching

German Teaching
Hours64 - 80 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.
For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Declare the major at the Liberal Arts Advisement Center and contact the German Teaching major advisor for advising.
requirement 1 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 3 hours of the following or equivalent residency (mission, study abroad, internship, German language residence):
requirement 2 Complete 7 courses
Note: Germ 377 must be taken concurrently with Germ 378. Germ 377 and 378 may be waived for students who have taken a methods course for another language.
requirement 4 Complete 2 courses
Complete the following courses (not offered spring or summer) during one of last two semesters before graduation. The courses must be taken concurrently. Germ 400R prepares students for proficiency exams. Germ 401 posts the Teacher Work Sample grade to the transcript. Completion of Germ 400R two semesters before student teaching is recommended.
Complete the Teacher Work Sample, during student teaching, which serves as the required capstone paper.
Complete the ETS Praxis test for German prior to applying for graduation and certification. Contact Education Student Services in 120 MCKB to sign up for the test.
requirement 5
Professional Education Component:
Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, to schedule the final interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
All candidates for teacher licensure are required to be fingerprinted and pass an FBI background check prior to enrolling in FLANG 276. Go to 350 MCKB for fingerprinting and an FBI background check. Allow 2-3 weeks for processing. Fingerprint clearance is valid for three years only. If clearance expires prior to student teaching, candidates must repeat the fingerprint clearance and fee process. Failing to expunge or clear up a police record of any kind prior to the background check may result in a blocked registration while a review board investigates the charges. Candidates who do not pass an FBI background check will be removed from the teacher education licensure program.
requirement 7 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and receive a minimum rating of Advanced-Low before applying to student teach. Contact the Center for Language Studies (3086 JFSB) to schedule your interview. This requirement may also be satisfied during Germ 400R.
Program Outcomes: 

German Language Proficiency

Students will speak, listen, read, and write German at the ACTFL Advanced Low level or higher.

Cultural Literacy and Linguistics

Students will demonstrate a broad knowledge, comprehension, and appreciation of the culture, literature, linguistics, and history of German-speaking countries.

Critical Engagement

Students will communicate effectively in speech and writing about topics related to the culture, literature, and linguistics of German-speaking countries. Their presentations and writing will demonstrate careful analysis, critical thinking, coherent argumentation, and the ability to connect their ideas to those of relevant scholars and thinkers.