This minor is designed to prepare students to teach in public secondary 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.
The French and Italian Department requires a minimum of 12 minor hours to be taken in residence at BYU for this minor program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
For students accepted into the minor 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: Fren 101, 102, 201, 202. (May be waived with previous equivalent language experience.)
Requirement 1 Complete 1 Option
Option 1.1 Complete 4 Courses
Note: Fren 377 and 378 must be taken before student teaching.
Requirement 2 Complete 2 Courses
Requirement 3 Complete 3.0 hours from the following Courses
Requirement 4 Complete 1 Option
Complete Fren 491 and have an oral proficiency interview (OPI) before enrolling in Fren 378. The rating will be recorded on the student's transcript. The required minimum OPI rating is "Advanced-low" before applying to student teach in the major.
Option 4.1 Complete 1 Course
Note: Before applying for student teaching or an internship, students must receive an official OPI certificate from ACTFL with a rating of ADVANCED-LOW or higher. At least one month before student teaching applications are due, students should schedule an OPI through the Center for Language Studies, 3086 JFSB.
Requirement 5 Complete 1 Course
Note: The Department of French and Italian offers the following resources to strengthen language skills: conversation courses (Fren 211R, 311R, 411R), the Foreign Language Student Residence, Study Abroad, or an internship in French-speaking countries. Please refer to the specific program or course description for detailed information about these resources.