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 http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.
Declare the minor at the Humanities Advisement Center and contact the German Teaching major advisor for advising.
For students accepted into the major after August 1, 2014, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a total GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program and to qualify for student teaching. For details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.
Complete the following prerequisite courses: Germ 101, 102, 201, 202. Some or all may be waived based on placement exam. See german.byu.edu for more information or contact the department.
Requirement 1 Complete 6 Courses
Note: Germ 377 must be taken concurrently with Germ 378. Germ 377 and 378 may be waived for students who have taken a methods course for another language.
Requirement 2 Complete 3.0 hours from the following Courses
Complete 3 additional hours of courses numbered 215 or higher.
Complete an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and receive a minimum rating of Advanced-Low before applying to student teach. Contact the Center for Language Studies, 3086 JFSB, to schedule your interview. This requirement may also be satisfied during Germ 400R if taken early enough.
Requirement 3 Complete 1 Course
Complete the following course during one of last two semesters before graduation (not offered spring or summer). Germ 400R prepares students for proficiency exams.
Requirement 4 Complete 1 Course
Complete the ETS Praxis test in German prior to applying for graduation and certification. Contact Education Student Services in 350 MCKB to sign up for the test.
Please contact the individual department for outcome information.