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.

Requirement 1 — Complete 2 Option

Complete the following prerequisites prior to declaring the minor:

Requirement 1.1 — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

Be admitted to a teaching major. (This certifies that students have met state requirements for basic skills tests, GPA and grades in individual courses, and have passed a criminal background check, as per the policies of BYU's Educator Preparation Program.) Also, Pass an Oral Proficiency Interview with a rating of Advanced Mid or better.

Requirement 1.2 — Complete 1 Course

course - Foundations of Immersion Ed 3.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 2 Courses

course - Content-Based Instruction 3.0

course - Biliteracy Development in DLI 3.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 of 5 Courses

Language teaching methods courses:

course - Chin Lang Tchg Procedures 3.0

course - Intro to French Language Tchg 3.0

course - Methods in Teaching German 3.0

course - Methods of Portuguese Teaching 3.0

course - Spanish Teaching Methods 1 3.0

Requirement 4 — Complete 1 Course

Complete the following after all the above courses have been completed:

course - DLI K-12 Student Teaching - You may take once 4.0