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Minor in Portuguese Teaching
(18–40 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. 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.
  2. Complete the following prerequisite courses or equivalent experience):
  3. Complete the following:
      SPAN 377 : Spanish Teaching Methods 1. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SPAN 377 : Spanish Teaching Methods 1. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SPAN 321 & SPAN 326 & SPAN 345; or SPAN 321 & SPAN 326 & SPAN 355; Spanish Teaching major or minor status.
      DESCRIPTION: History of language teaching methods; standards-based unit and lesson planning; strategies for teaching speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.

      Course Outcomes


      SPAN 378 : Spanish Teaching Methods 2. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SPAN 378 : Spanish Teaching Methods 2. (3:3:2)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      PREREQUISITE: SPAN 377
      DESCRIPTION: Strategies for teaching culture; use of instructional media and technology; assessment of learner performance; foreign language program models; planning for continuing professional development.

      Course Outcomes



    Note 1: Span 377 and 378 may count toward both a Spanish Teaching major and a Portuguese Teaching minor.

    Note 2: Span 377 will be waived for students majoring in teaching another language who have had 377 in that language.
  4. Complete the following:
  5. Complete one course from the following:
  6. Complete one course from the following:
  7. Complete one course from the following:
  8. Complete the following:
      PORT 491 : Senior Proficiency Evaluation. (0:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      PORT 491 : Senior Proficiency Evaluation. (0:1:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      DESCRIPTION: Tool course to meet oral proficiency requirement for all majors.
      NOTE: No major or minor credit.

      Course Outcomes


      Note: The Senior Proficiency Evaluation is taken in connection with Port 491. Before applying to student teach in the major, achieve a minimum OPI rating of Advanced-Low to obtain Utah state licensure and to graduate.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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