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): Span 105, 106, 205, 206.
Complete one of the following courses: Span 211R or Span 212R.
Note 1: Native speakers and returned missionaries normally start with Span 321; however, returned missionaries who wish to strengthen their language skills may start with Span 206.
Note 2: These prerequisite courses may be waived for those having sufficient proficiency with the language.
Requirement 1 Complete 1 Option
Option 1.1 Complete 6 Courses
Note 1: Because Span 377 is a prerequisite for Span 378, the two courses must be taken sequentially in consecutive semesters. It is recommended that students take these courses during the first and second semesters of their junior year.
Note 2: Span 377 and 378 must be taken before student teaching. Span 377 will be waived for students majoring in another language who have had the course in that language. Students who waive the class will need to take 3 additional elective hours from the 300-, 400-, or 500-level courses in Spanish.
Requirement 2 Complete 1 Course
Requirement 3 Complete 1 Course
Requirement 4 Complete 1 Option
Senior Proficiency Evaluation:
Option 4.1 Complete 1 Course
Note 1: An ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test are taken in connection with Span 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 Praxis Student World Language exam at the state-specified cutoff level prior to student teaching. Contact Education Student Services or check their website for more information.
Requirement 5 Complete 1 Course