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.
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.
Complete the following prerequisite courses or equivalent experience: Port 101, 102, 201, 202, 206, 211R.
Note 1: Spanish speakers should take Port 105 instead of 101 and 102, and Port 205 instead of 201 and 202.
Note 2: Native speakers and returned missionaries normally start with Port 321; however, returned missionaries who wish to strengthen their language skills may start with Port 206.
Note 3: Prerequisite courses may be waived for those having sufficient proficiency with the language.
Requirement 1 Complete 1 Course
Requirement 2 Complete 3 Courses
Requirement 3 Complete 1 Course
Requirement 4 Complete 1 Course
Requirement 5 Complete 1 Course
Requirement 6 Complete 1 Course
Note 1: An ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test are taken in connection with Port 491. Before applying to student teach, students must achieve a minimum OPI rating of Advanced Low to obtain Utah state licensure and to graduate.
Note 2: To qualify for Utah licensure, students must also pass the BYU Foreign Language Achievement Service (FLATS) test in Portuguese with a score of 85% or higher prior to student teaching. Contact the department for more information.
Requirement 7 Complete 1 Course