Anthropology Major (B.A.)(Combined B.A./M.A.T. Teaching with Teacher Certification in Grades K- 6 and Teacher of Students with Disabilities.)

Students who wish to pursue K-6 teacher certification in Elementary Education must apply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required sequence of courses and other program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students are advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature
Fulfilled by ANTH 200 in the major.0
3. Communication
Fulfilled by CMST 101 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
D. Fine and Performing Arts3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
Fulfilled by EDFD 220 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by MTHM 201 in the Teacher Education sequence.
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Fulfilled by ANTH 101 in the major.0
J. Physical Education1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History
Fulfilled by EDFD 221 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
2. Global Cultural Perspectives
Fulfilled by ANTH 100 in the major.0
3. Social Science Perspectives
Fulfilled by PSYC 101 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by ECEL 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
Total Credits14

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages Requirement
Based on placement exam complete one or two sequential courses in the same language.3-6
World Cultures Requirement
Fulfilled in the major.
Total Credits3-6

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements14
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements40
Teacher Education Program Requirements58-60
Free Electives5-0
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Required Courses
ANTH 100Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 101Physical Anthropology4
ANTH 102Linguistic Anthropology3
ANTH 103Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH 200Key Issues in Anthropology3
ANTH 301Methods in Anthropological Research and Practice3
ANTH 401Seminar in Anthropological Theory3
Electives
200-Level Anthropology Elective
Select one of the following:3
Applied Anthropology
Disability in US Popular Culture
Urban Anthropology
Historical Archaeology
Theory and Methods
Complete 15 semester hours (5 courses) from the following:15
Immigration: An Anthropological Perspective
North American Archaeology
The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
Bioarchaeology
The Anthropology of Work
Anthropology of Aging and the Aged
Environmental Anthropology
Experimental Archaeology
Anthropology: Gender and Sexuality
Anthropology of Childhood and Youth
Planetary Health
Public Archaeology
Special Topics in Anthropology
Communities in Transition
Environment and Community
Community and Health
Building Sustainable Communities
Analyzing Ethnographic Discourse and Interaction
Medical Anthropology
Field Methods: Visual Anthropology
Total Credits40

Teacher Education Program Requirements (BA/MAT or BS/MAT) 

Pre-Professional Sequence
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
FSHD 214Child Development I3
ECEL 200Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
MTHM 201Mathematics in Elementary Schools I3
Professional Sequence
First Semester Junior Year
FSHD 314Child Development II: Adolescence3
MTHM 302Mathematics in Elementary Schools II3
READ 399Early Literacy Development and Instruction3
ECEL 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Second Semester Junior Year
ECEL 375Special Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3
ECSE 305Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
First Semester Senior Year
ECSE 339Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Undergraduate elective (Advisor approval required).3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECSE 523Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 13
ECSE 536Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities 13
READ 515Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 13
Total Credits60

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
 Credits4
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Spring
EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education 3
MTHM 201 Mathematics in Elementary Schools I 3
 Credits6
Third Year
Fall
ECEL 279 Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education 3
FSHD 314 Child Development II: Adolescence 3
MTHM 302 Mathematics in Elementary Schools II 3
READ 399 Early Literacy Development and Instruction 3
 Credits12
Spring
ECEL 375 Special Topics in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 3
ECSE 305 Development and Learning in Children With and Without Disabilities 3
ECEL 408 Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms 3
 Credits9
Fourth Year
Fall
ECSE 339 Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3
READ 408 Literacy in the Elementary Grades 3
 Credits6
Spring
ECSE 523 Communication, Collaboration and Consultation in Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Contexts 3
ECSE 536 Observation and Assessment of Elementary Age Children with Disabilities 3
READ 515 Literacy Strategies for the Inclusive Elementary Classroom 3
 Credits9
 Total Credits52
Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
SummerCredits
ECSE 508 Strengthening Partnerships with Families of Children with Disabilities 3
ECSE 580 Conceptual Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Bio-Psych-Social Perspectives 3
ECEL 691 Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education 3
 Credits9
Fifth Year
Fall
ECEL 502 Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 1
ECEL 510 Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary 2
ECEL 517 Integrating Science and Technology in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 3
ECSE 542 Inclusive Pedagogies for Students with Complex Learning and Behavioral Needs 3
 Credits9
Spring
ECEL 504 Seminar II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 3
ECEL 511 Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 6
 Credits9
 Total Credits27