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.
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-Language 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 pass 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 instructors believe students could pass OPI before taking TELL 435, they can make the decision to allow students into the class. However, if students do not 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.
|DESCRIPTION: ||Historical overview, theoretical and research foundations for dual language and immersion education; practical application of theory and research in immersion programs.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|DESCRIPTION: ||Methods for planning Portuguese language and culture instruction, teaching communicative skills, and assessing students' learning. Course is geared toward instructors at K-12 as well as university level.|
|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.|
|WHEN TAUGHT:||Fall; Winter|
|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, full-day experience to develop and demonstrate competence in teaching content in a foreign language in an approved public school setting. Observation is stressed initially, with responsibility for teaching increasing across the four-week experience.|