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Minor in English Teaching (30 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, 350 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

Program Requirements

  1. The English Department requires a minimum of 12 minor hours to be taken in residency at BYU for this minor program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  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 course:
      ENGL 251 : Introduction to English Studies. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 251 : Introduction to English Studies. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the discipline of English studies, including the fundamental concepts and practice of literary analysis and critical theory.
      NOTE: Engl 251 fulfills the GE Letters requirement only for English majors and minors. Other students will not receive GE Letters credit for this course.

      Course Outcomes


  4. Complete the following:
      ENGL 232 : Shakespeare. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      DESCRIPTION: Careful reading and discussion of six to eight major plays.
      NOTE: Does not fulfill English major requirements. This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes


      ENGL 292 : British Literary History 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 292 : British Literary History 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 251; or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Development of ideas, movements, genres, and styles in later English literature as illustrated through representative texts.

      Course Outcomes


      ENGL 293 : American Literary History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 293 : American Literary History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 251; or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Development of ideas, movements, genres, and styles in American literature as illustrated through representative texts.

      Course Outcomes


      ENGL 329 : Teaching Grammar and Usage in Secondary Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 329 : Teaching Grammar and Usage in Secondary Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 276R
      DESCRIPTION: Language issues, particularly grammar, usage, and pedagogy, for students preparing to teach English at the secondary level.
      NOTE: Required before student teaching.

      Course Outcomes


      ENGL 377 : Teaching English in Secondary Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 377 : Teaching English in Secondary Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 276R; concurrent enrollment in Engl 379.
      DESCRIPTION: Theories and methods of teaching English and language arts to secondary school students.
      NOTE: To be taken immediately before student teaching or interning.

      Course Outcomes


      ENGL 378 : Teaching Literature and Reading in Secondary Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 378 : Teaching Literature and Reading in Secondary Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 276R
      RECOMMENDED: Completion of all English major courses.
      DESCRIPTION: Theories and methods of teaching literature, reading, and related literacy skills in secondary English classes.
      NOTE: Required before student teaching.

      Course Outcomes


      ENGL 420 : Literature for Adolescents. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 420 : Literature for Adolescents. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 251 & ENGL 295; or instructor permission.
      DESCRIPTION: Wide range of literature written for or read by teenagers.
      NOTE: Required before student teaching.

      Course Outcomes


      ENGL 423 : Teaching Composition in Secondary Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 423 : Teaching Composition in Secondary Schools. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 276R
      DESCRIPTION: Theories and methods of teaching writing to secondary school students.
      NOTE: Required before student teaching.

      Course Outcomes


  5. Complete one course from the following:


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