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2013 - 2014

Minor in German Teaching
(20–36 hours)


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, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

Program Requirements

  1. Declare the minor at the Humanities Advisement Center and contact the German teaching major advisor to complete a German proficiency examination. A minimum initial rating of intermediate - mid is recommended.
  2. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  3. Complete the following prerequisite courses (may be waived with equivalent experience including Germ 330):
  4. Complete the following:
      GERM 302 : Advanced German Language 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 302 : Advanced German Language 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Germ 301 and/or an "advanced" score on the 300-Level German Placement Test (administered in Germ 202 or 330).
      RECOMMENDED: Germ 301, 330 if major language exam score is "intermediate" or lower; Study Abroad in Berlin or Vienna.
      DESCRIPTION: Integration of different aspects of language learning including speaking, listening, culture, writing, reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.
      NOTE: Required for German major or minor. Geared toward the "advanced" level language learner.

      Course Outcomes


      GERM 303 : Advanced German Language 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 303 : Advanced German Language 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: GERM 302
      RECOMMENDED: Germ 330; Study Abroad in Berlin or Vienna.
      DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Germ 302. Integration of different aspects of language learning including speaking, listening, culture, writing, reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.
      NOTE: Required for German major or minor. Geared toward the "advanced" level language learner.

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      GERM 330 : Cultural History of German-Speaking Peoples. (3:3:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 330 : Cultural History of German-Speaking Peoples. (3:3:1.5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Honors also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: Germ 202 or equivalent experience.
      DESCRIPTION: Culture, with listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar as secondary emphases. Includes International Cinema.
      NOTE: Entry course for returned missionaries or others with equivalent German language experience. Required course for obtaining language credit by examination (Germ 101, 102, 201, 311R). Prerequisite to all 400-level courses. Culminating course for Languages of Learning requirement.

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      GERM 344 : Introduction to Phonetics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 344 : Introduction to Phonetics. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: GERM 330
      RECOMMENDED: Germ 301, 302, 303.
      DESCRIPTION: Perfecting listening and speaking skills through applying phonetics and acoustic analysis; practicing speaking and listening.

      Course Outcomes


      GERM 377 : Methods in Teaching German. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 377 : Methods in Teaching German. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: GERM 303 & GERM 344 & FLANG 276
      DESCRIPTION: Developing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students in German; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.

      Course Outcomes


      GERM 378 : Practicum in Teaching German. (1:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 378 : Practicum in Teaching German. (1:1:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: GERM 303 & GERM 344 & FLANG 276; concurrent enrollment in Germ 377.
      DESCRIPTION: Implementing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students in German; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner perofrmance.

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      Note: Germ 377 must be taken concurrently with Germ 378 fall semester and prior to student teaching; however, Germ 377 and 378 may be waived for students who have taken a methods course for another language.
  5. Complete 3 additional hours of pro-seminars and/or courses numbered 315 or higher.
  6. Complete an ACTFL OPI exam with a minimum rating of Advanced-Low before applying to student teach. Contact the Center for Language Studies, 3086 JFSB, to schedule. This requirement may also be satisfied during Germ 400R if taken early enough.
  7. Final German proficiency examination: Complete the following during the last two semesters before graduation (not offered spring or summer):
      GERM 400R : Fourth-Year Proficiency Tutorial. (1-3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      GERM 400R : Fourth-Year Proficiency Tutorial. (1-3:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      DESCRIPTION: Individualized skill building in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. Open to students of all levels. For graduating seniors, completed portfolios reviewed, and final proficiency examination administered.
      NOTE: Required for one credit in one of final two semesters for graduating seniors.

      Course Outcomes


        (1 hour required).

      Note: A capstone paper will be required.

  8. Complete an ETS Praxis exam in German prior to applying for graduation and certification. Contact Education Student Services, 120 MCKB.

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