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 1 Course

course - Methods of Portuguese Teaching 3.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 3 Courses

course - 3rd-Yr Port Read, Gram, & Cult 3.0

course - 3rd Yr Grammar & Composition 3.0

course - Intro to Port & Brazilian Lit 3.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Survey Luzo-Brazilian Ling 3.0

course - Phonetics & Pronunciation 3.0

Requirement 4 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Cultures of Portugal 3.0

course - Cultures of Brazil 3.0

Requirement 5 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Survey of Lit of Portugal 3.0

course - Survey of Lit of Brazil 3.0

Requirement 6 — Complete 1 Course

course - Senior Proficiency Evaluation 0.5

Note 1: An ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test are taken in connection with Port 491. Before applying to student teach, students must achieve a minimum OPI rating of Advanced Low to obtain Utah state licensure and to graduate.

Note 2: To qualify for Utah licensure, students must also pass the BYU Foreign Language Achievement Service (FLATS) test in Portuguese with a score of 85% or higher prior to student teaching. Contact the department for more information.

Requirement 7 — Complete 1 Course

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