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 Requirement

Requirement 1.1 — Complete 6 Courses

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

course - 3rd-Yr Spanish Composition 3.0

course - Span Phonetics & Pronunciation 3.0

course - Intro to Hispanic Literature 3.0

course - Spanish Teaching Methods 1 3.0

course - Spanish Teaching Methods 2 3.0

Note 1: Because Span 377 is a prerequisite for Span 378, the two courses must be taken sequentially in consecutive semesters. It is recommended that students take these courses during the first and second semesters of their junior year.

Note 2: Span 377 and 378 must be taken before student teaching. Span 377 will be waived for students majoring in another language who have had the course in that language. Students who waive the class will need to take 3 additional elective hours from the 300-, 400-, or 500-level courses in Spanish.

Requirement 2 — Complete 1 of 2 Courses

course - Cultures of Spain 3.0

course - Cultures of Spanish America 3.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 of 3 Courses

course - Hispanic Lit for Span Teachers 3.0

course - Survey of Lit of Spain 3.0

course - Survey of Lit of Span America 3.0

Requirement 4 — 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 Span 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 Praxis Student World Language exam at the state-specified cutoff level prior to student teaching. Contact Education Student Services or check their website for more information.

Requirement 5 — Complete 1 Course

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