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Chinese Teaching (Minor)

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Program Requirements

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.

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: Chin 101, 102, 201, 202. (May be waived for students with previous language experience.)

Requirement 1 — Complete 5 Courses 

course - Advanced Mandarin 4.0

course - Advanced Mandarin 4.0

course - Intro to Chinese Linguistics 3.0

course - Chinese Culture - You may take once 3.0

course - Chin Lang Tchg Procedures 3.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses 

course - Selected Rdgs of Modern Chin 3.0

course - Selected Rdgs of Modern Chin 3.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses 

course - Modern Chinese Literature 3.0

course - Contemporary Chinese Liter 3.0

Requirement 4 — Complete 1 Course 

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

Requirement 5 — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following: 

Before applying to student teach in the major, complete the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) examination with a minimum level of "Advanced-Low" in order to be granted Utah state licensure.