This minor is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. A teaching minor may only be received by students graduating with a teaching major. In order to graduate with this minor, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
Declare the minor at the Humanities Advisement Center and contact the German teaching major advisor to complete a German proficiency examination. A minimum initial proficiency rating of "Intermediate - Mid" is recommended.
For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.
Requirement 1 Complete 4 Courses
Prerequisite course options (may be waived with equivalent experience including Germ 330):
Requirement 2 Complete 1 Option
Option 2.1 Complete 6 Courses
Note: Germ 377 must be taken concurrently with Germ 378 fall semester and prior to student teaching; however, Germ 377 and 378 may be waived for students who have taken a methods course for another language.
Requirement 3 Complete 1 Option
Complete 3 additional hours of pro-seminars and/or courses numbered 215 or higher.
Option 3.1 Complete 3.0 hours from the following Courses
Complete an ACTFL OPI exam with a minimum rating of Advanced-Low before applying to student teach. Contact the Center for Language Studies, 3086 JFSB, to schedule. This requirement may also be satisfied during Germ 400R if taken early enough.
Requirement 4 Complete 2 Courses
Final German proficiency examination:
Complete the following during the last two semesters before graduation (not offered spring or summer). Classes must be taken concurrently.
Note: A capstone paper will be required.
Requirement 5 Complete 1 Course
Complete an ETS Praxis exam in German prior to applying for graduation and certification. Contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB.