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2013 - 2014

Minor in Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Teaching
(20 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.

The Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Teaching Minor is offered through the Department of Teaching Education in the McKay School of Education. This minor prepares educators to teach in a public school setting where both English and one other approved foreign language are taught. Currently approved languages include Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. This minor can lead to a Dual-Language Immersion endorsement through the Utah State Office of Education.

Non-language teaching majors and minors: Students must pass the OPI at an advanced-mid level and the Praxis in the target language before they can start the Dual-Immersion minor. If a student does not pass, the student will be encouraged to take a conversational class in the language before taking the OPI and Praxis again and applying for the minor.

Language teaching majors and minors: Students must take the OPI and Praxis before TELL 435. If a student does not pass, the student will be encouraged to take a conversational class in the language. If an instructor believes a student could pass OPI before taking TELL 445, they can make the decision to allow the student into the class. However, if they don't pass the OPI and/or Language Praxis, they will not be allowed to continue on to TELL 445.

Note: Courses must be taken in sequential order and no more than two TELL courses can be taken in the same semester/term.

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. A multicultural course is required for this minor and must be taken before or concurrently with TELL 410. El Ed and ECE majors should take El Ed 202; secondary education majors should take Sc Ed 353.
  3. Complete the following core courses:
      FLANG 300 : Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FLANG 300 : Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      DESCRIPTION: Historical overview, theoretical and research foundations for dual language and immersion education; practical application of theory and research in immersion programs.

      Course Outcomes


      *TELL 410 : Second Language Acquisition. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      *TELL 410 : Second Language Acquisition. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: EL ED 323 & EL ED 203; or ELANG 223 & SC ED 353; or CPSE 425
      DESCRIPTION: Processes and variables in native- and second-language development. How teachers can foster efficient acquisition of language, cognitive, and academic skills in second-language environments.

      Course Outcomes


      TELL 420 : Assessing Linguistically Diverse Students. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 420 : Assessing Linguistically Diverse Students. (2:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: ELANG 223 & SC ED 353; or EL ED 203
      DESCRIPTION: Fundamental concepts in testing, use/interpretation of current instruments for language/academic assessment, appropriate placement of linguistically diverse students, and developing classroom language assessments.

      Course Outcomes


      TELL 435 : Language and Literacy Instruction in K-12 Dual Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 435 : Language and Literacy Instruction in K-12 Dual Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      PREREQUISITE: FLANG 300 & TELL 410 & TELL 420; or FLANG 300 & TELL 410 & IP&T 213; OPI (Advanced-Mid), FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION:  Theory and rationale for developing language and literacy in two or more languages. Focus on the development of a variety of language arts and literacy instruction, techniques, methods, and theory in K-12 dual immersion classrooms.

      Course Outcomes


      *Note: Elementary Education students will take El Ed 343 rather than TELL 410.

  4. Complete the following after completing the core courses above:
      TELL 445 : Content-Based Language Instruction in K-12 Dual-Language Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 445 : Content-Based Language Instruction in K-12 Dual-Language Immersion Settings. (3:2:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: TELL 435; OPI (Advanced-Mid), FBI fingerprint background clearance.
      DESCRIPTION: Methods, theories, and practice for teaching language in content area subjects such as math, science, and social studies in K-12 dual immersion environments.

      Course Outcomes


  5. Complete one of the following target language teaching methods courses:
      CHIN 377 : Chinese Language Teaching Procedures. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      CHIN 377 : Chinese Language Teaching Procedures. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Chin 301 or instructor's consent.
      DESCRIPTION: Acquiring knowledge and skills specific to teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Conducted in Chinese and English.

      Course Outcomes


      FREN 377 : Introduction to French Language Teaching. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      FREN 377 : Introduction to French Language Teaching. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
      PREREQUISITE: Fren 321; FLang 276 (if a French teaching major)
      DESCRIPTION: Language acquisition theories and instructional practices specific to French language classrooms. Includes teaching phonological features and pronunciation. Lectures, demonstrations, and microteaching.
      NOTE: Taught in French and English.

      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


      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


  6. Complete four credit hours of the following after all the above courses have been completed:
      TELL 478R : Practicum in Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Teaching Minor. (.5-4:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      TELL 478R : Practicum in Dual-Language Immersion K-12 Teaching Minor. (.5-4:0:Arr.)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: TELL 435 & TELL 445; FBI fingerprint background clearance; Language teaching methods in the target language; Passing OPI at advanced-mid; Praxis II.
      DESCRIPTION: Supervised practice in public school dual immersion settings, including conducting formative evaluations, designing instruction based on formative evaluations, implementing that instruction, and then evaluating the students' academic and language (English & target) performance.

      Course Outcomes




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