Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.

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 or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.

Declare the minor at the Liberal Arts Advisement Center and contact the German Teaching major advisor for advising.

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.

Complete the following prerequisite courses: Germ 101, 102, 201, 202. Some or all may be waived based on placement exam. See for more information or contact the department.

Requirement 1 — Complete 6 Courses

Note: Germ 377 must be taken concurrently with Germ 378. Germ 377 and 378 may be waived for students who have taken a methods course for another language.

course - Intermediate German 3.0

course - Germany 20th Century 3.0

course - Germany Today 3.0

course - Intro to German Linguistics 3.0

course - Methods in Teaching German 3.0

course - Practicum in Teaching German 1.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 3 hours

Complete 3 additional hours of courses numbered 217 or higher.

course - German & Scandinavian Cinema 3.0

course - Marx, Nietzsche, Freud 3.0

course - Writing About Literature 3.0

course - Intro to German Lit 3.0

course - Field Studies in German - You may take once 1.0v

course - German Art and Architecture 3.0

course - Academic Internship - You may take once 0.5v

course - German Proficiency Workshop 2 - You may take once 1.0v

course - Linguistics Research 2 1.0v

course - Topics in German Literature - You may take once 3.0

course - Hist of the German Language 3.0

course - Structure of Modern German 3.0

course - Topics in German Linguistics - You may take once 3.0

course - Secondary Student Teaching 12.0

course - Special Studies in German - You may take once 0.5v

course - Sr Sem in German Language - You may take once 3.0

Complete an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and receive a minimum rating of Advanced-Low before applying to student teach. Contact the Center for Language Studies (3086 JFSB) to schedule your interview. The OPI should be completed prior to student teaching.

Complete the ETS Praxis test in German (see the state of Utah's requirement) prior to applying for graduation and licensing. Register for the Praxis test at

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 Course

course - Sec Minor Student Teaching - You may take once 4.0