B.A. in English Language Arts and Reading with Teacher Certification (Secondary)

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
College Algebra
Foreign Languages (Spanish preferred)6
Select one of the following options:
6 hours at sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Any HS course
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors II
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Select one of the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Survey of British Literature
English Major Courses
EN 3300Advanced Composition3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Creative Process
Poetry Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
EN 3313Linguistics: Grammar as Communication3
or EN 3351 The History of the English Language
EN 3341Teaching of Composition3
EN 3350Introduction to the Critical Study of Literature3
EN 5395Senior English Capstone3
Broad Thematic course in American Literature3
Select one of the following:
American Romanticism: Origins and Development
American Realism and Naturalism
Contemporary American Literature
Shakespeare Studies I
Nineteenth Century British Literature
Multicultural or World Literature3
Select one of the following:
Classical Literature of the Western World
Multicultural American Literature
Mexican American Literature
Women Authors
Latin American Literature
Catholic Authors
South Asian Literature
EN or EA Elective3
Select one Advanced English or Advanced Writing course
Advanced Speech3
Select one of the following:
Persuasive Writing
Free Lance Writing
Intercultural Communication
Professional Development Courses
ED 3302The American Secondary School3
ED 3361Adolescent Development in the School Setting3
ED 3362Teaching-Learning and Secondary Methods3
ED 3350Reading-- Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas3
ED 4388Professional Development Seminar-Secondary3
ED 4689Student Teaching-Secondary6
Reading Courses
ED 3340Reading Methods of Teaching Reading3
ED 3341Reading: Diagnosis, Remediation, and Prevention of Reading Difficulties3
ED 4360Reading -- Skills Development for Secondary English Majors3
Proficiency Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by passing the iSkills test with 250 or higher.
Total Semester Hours120

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis. 

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX 3Mathematics3
EN 13113Literature3
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3SMC 23XX 3
SMC 23043Foreign Language3
Fine Arts3Theology3
Foreign Language3EN 3310, 3311, or 33123
EN 33003EN 3313 or 33513
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Science3SMC 23XX 3
EN 33413SE 33XX Advanced Speech3
EN 33503Multicultural or World Literature3
Broad Thematic Course in American Literature3ED 33403
ED 33023ED 33613
 ED 33413
 15 18
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013ED 43883
EN 53953ED 46896
EN or EA Advanced Writing3 
ED 43603 
ED 33503 
ED 33623 
 18 9
Total Semester Hours 120