This minor is only available to students admitted to the World Language Education program, or to teachers already licensed to teach at an appropriate level and subject in Wisconsin. Undergraduate students interested in completing a certification minor in Portuguese must also complete a major in another World Language certification subject area and be admitted to the World Language Education program. It is not possible to be certified only in a minor area. Consult with an Education Academic Services advisor to discuss the feasibility of combining this minor with the major subject area—not all combinations may be possible and will require approval of the WLE program coordinator. Interested students must apply and be admitted to both language subject areas. The oral proficiency exam, any written exams, and the immersion experience required for certification must be completed in both languages.

Licensed teachers interested in pursuing certification in this minor should consult with the World Language Education program director.

Note: The oral proficiency exam, any written exams, and an immersion experience are required for certification in this language. Consult the major requirements in this subject for an explanation of these requirements and the World Language Education professional sequence.

Minor Requirements

Complete a minimum of 30 credits. The Portuguese minor also requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75, based on all Portuguese minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus. Students may exempt from a course requirement based on demonstrated proficiency at that level.

PORTUG 101 First Semester Portuguese4
PORTUG 102 Second Semester Portuguese4
PORTUG 201 Third Semester Portuguese4
PORTUG 202 Fourth Semester Portuguese4
PORTUG 221 Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Literatures4
PORTUG 225 Third Year Conversation and Composition3
PORTUG 226 Third Year Conversation and Composition3

Consult with advising staff at Education Academic Services (EAS), Room 139 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, 608-262-1651, for general questions regarding certification to teach Portuguese. Students may want to consult the undergraduate advisor in the Spanish and Portuguese department regarding course sequencing and other aspects of this field of study.