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 https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.
The History Department requires a minimum of 6 hours of history credit to be taken in residency at BYU's Provo campus for this minor program. BYU Independent Study courses do not count toward residency. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
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.
requirement 1 Complete 5 courses
Core courses. NOTE: Minors must complete all core courses in history at the college level. University Core Civilization courses (201/202) offered by other departments are not equivalent. Advanced Placement U.S. history courses are not equivalent. Hist 220 and 221 must be completed as college/university courses and cannot be fulfilled with AP or other test scores.
requirement 2 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
requirement 3 Complete 2 courses
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
Note: FBI fingerprint and background clearance MUST be completed PRIOR to enrolling in HIST 479R.
Please contact the individual department for outcome information.