St. Mary's University 1 Camino Santa MariaSan Antonio, TX 78228 +1-210-436-3011 St. Mary's University logo William Joseph Chaminade St. Mary's University, Texas
Texas Teacher Certification
to 124 Credit Hours


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Education at St. Mary’s

Interdisciplinary English Language Arts and Reading Program

This program prepares students to teach in elementary schools. Successful graduates earn the Texas Early Childhood – Grade 6 certification.

If you plan to teach Grades 4-8 or Grades 7-12 or Early Childhood-Grade 12, you will choose a specific subject as your major. For example, history, biology and mathematics majors (and many others at St. Mary’s) offer teacher certification degree plans. See “similar programs” at the bottom of this page for a list of all subject options.

Degree Plan

Those wishing to teach elementary school can pursue:

Pre-K Special Education Teacher, Lori Mayfield (B.B.A. '12)
Pre-K Special Education Teacher, Lori Mayfield (B.B.A. ’12)

Education Courses

Students take a variety of courses, including the St. Mary’s Core and the College-specific core curriculum.

Course highlights include:

  • Children’s Literature
  • The American Elementary School
  • Teaching Diverse Populations
  • Student Teaching

See the catalog for full details:

Outside the Classroom

St. Mary’s offers a wide variety of events, clubs and activities so students can gather in community with those who share similar interests. There are also many special programs to choose from, such as:

Learn more about the Elementary Education Program

All Teaching Options

All of the following programs offer a Texas teacher certification option, for those looking to teach other subjects or grade levels:

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