Subject Matter Preparation Program (SMPP) (Fall 2018 and Beyond)

Subject Matter Preparation Program in English (SMPP)(requirements for Fall 2018 and Beyond)

Saint Mary’s College has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing of the State of California to offer a student who majors in English appropriate preparation for a teaching credential in English. The following course of study is the normal preparation for a prospective secondary school English teacher.  Those who complete this program are allowed to waive the CSET exam required for high school classroom teaching.

 

Instructor:  SMPP Coordinator Hilda Ma,  hm1@stmarys-ca.edu (Dante 304).

 

I.    CORE STUDIES:   13 courses (12.25 units)

 

    Composition and Rhetoric – 2 courses (1.25 units)

    English 100: Advanced Composition

    English 106: Writing Adviser Training Beginning (.25 units)

 

    Linguistics – 1 course  

    English 110: Linguistics—Language, Mind, and Culture

 

    Literature – 8 courses   

    English 19: Introduction to Literary Analysis

    English 29: Issues in Literary Study

    English 103 and 104: Major British Writers

    English 175: Shakespeare

    English 150, 151, or 152: American Literature

    One course in English or American Literature before 1800

    One course in English or American Literature before 1900

 

    Speech, Media and Creative Performance – 2 of the following courses

    (Choose 1 in Communication and 1 in Performing Arts):

    Communication 2:  Communication and Social Understanding

    Communication 3:  Communication Inquiry

    Communication 10: Argument and Advocacy

    Performing Arts 1: Perceiving the Performing Arts

    Performing Arts 33: Acting 1:  Principles of Performance

    Performing Arts 132: Performing Arts in Production

 

II.    EXTENDED STUDIES:  9 courses (7 units)

 

The extended studies curriculum is designed to supplement the core by providing students with depth, breadth, areas of concentration, and an introduction to classroom teaching and teaching technology.

                

    One of the following courses:     

    English 153: American Ethnic Writers and Oral Traditions

    English 154: Studies in African-American Literature

 

    One of the following courses:

    English 105: Children’s Literature

    English 140: Literary Genres (Including Popular Genres)

    

    One of the following courses:

    English 102: Creative Writing

    English 105: Children’s Literature

    English 125 or 126: Film/Topics in Film

    English 140: Literary Genres (Including Popular Genres)    

    English 163: The Other English Literatures

    English 173: Women Writers

    English 182, 183 or 184: Drama

 

Internship and SMPP Requirements

 

    All of the following courses:

    English 24: SMPP Assessment and Portfolio - first semester in program (.25 units)

    English 124: SMPP Assessment and Portfolio - senior year in program (.25 units)

    English 196: WID Capstone

    JAN / EDUC 122: Field Experience (1 unit)

 

English 24 (offered in Spring Only)

English 24 is a .25 credit course that students in the English Subject-Matter Preparation Program, designed for prospective secondary school teachers, are required to register for once prior to their senior year.  The course assists students in beginning their portfolio and preparing them for the initial assessment interview required by the SMPP.

 

English 124

English 124 is a .25 credit course that students in the English Subject-Matter Preparation Program are required to register for during one semester of their senior year.  The course assists students in assembling the final version of their portfolio and preparing them for the final assessment interview required by the SMP program.

 

Updated 2-19-2019