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.

- Note: Before declaring a Russian teaching minor, candidates must consult with the section leader.

- Register with the secretary in the department office.

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 3 Courses

Prerequisite courses (may be waived for students with sufficient proficiency in the language):

course - 1st Yr Russ Part 1 5.0

course - 1st Yr Russ Part 2 5.0

course - 2nd-Yr Russian, Part 1 5.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 2 Requirements

Important notes for returned Russian-speaking missionaries:

- Register for 3rd-year Russian courses. Russ 330 is recommended.

- Russ 202 will be waived as a requirement for Russian majors or minors and should not be taken except when remedial work is necessary and permission is obtained from the section leader.

- Credit for Russ 101, 102, 201, and 211 is available through a test given as part of Russ 330.

- If Russ 202 was waived, take Russ 441 or 442.

Requirement 2.2 — Complete 1 of 2 Options

Option 2.2.1 — Complete 1 Course

course - 2nd Year Russian Part 2 5.0

Option 2.2.2 — Complete 1 Course

course - Russian Literature 1 3.0

course - Russian Literature 2 3.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 Course

course - 3rd Yr Russian, Part 1 3.0

course - 3rd Yr Russian, Part 2 3.0

Requirement 4 — Complete 4 Courses

Note: Russian Teaching minors should complete Germ 377 and Germ 378 or another 377/378 foreign language methodology sequence with prior approval from the section head. Courses must be taken prior to student teaching.

course - Methods in Teaching German 3.0

course - Practicum in Teaching German 1.0

course - Cultural History of Russia 3.0

course - Russian Novel in English 3.0

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.

Requirement 5 — Complete 1 Course

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