B.A. in History 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 Language6
Select one of the following options:
6 hours at the 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 credit for a language previously studied
History/Social Science3
Select one of the following:
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
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 an Advanced Theology 33XX course
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Select any EN 23XX literature course
History Major Courses
HS 1301Historical Analysis: U. S. History to 18773
HS 1302Historical Analysis: U. S. History since 18773
HS 1351Historical Analysis: World History to 15003
HS 1352Historical Analysis: World History since 15003
HS 3312Twentieth Century America3
HS 3324History of Texas3
HS 5390Historiography, Method and Research3
Select one HS 33XX Elective3
Select one HS 43XX Elective3
Select one HS 53XX Elective3
Professional Development Courses
ED 3302The American Secondary School3
ED 3330Teaching Diverse Populations3
ED 3350Reading-- Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas3
ED 3361Adolescent Development in the School Setting3
ED 3362Teaching-Learning and Secondary Methods3
ED 4388Professional Development Seminar-Secondary3
ED 4689Student Teaching-Secondary6
An elective can be any course taken from any discipline. (Recommended: EC 2303, EC 3302)6
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by successfully completing HS 5396, or passing the iSkill test with 250 or B- or better in ED 3302.
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
EN 13113Mathematics3
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
HS 13013HS 13023
HS 13513HS 13523
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
SMC 13XX 3Theology3
HS 33243Fine Arts3
HS 33123HS 33XX3
 18 18
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
Social Science3HS 43XX3
Literature3HS 53XX3
ED 33023ED 33303
Elective (EC 2303 recommended)3ED 33613
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013ED 43883
HS 53903ED 46896
ED 33503 
ED 33623 
Elective (EC 3302 recommended)3 
 15 9
Total Semester Hours 120