Anthropology Major with Teacher Certification in Elementary School Teacher in Grades K-6 (B.A.)

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.

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

I. General Education
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 Teacher Ed sequence.
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 Ed sequence.0
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by MTHM 201 in the Teacher Ed sequence.0
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 Ed 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 Ed sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by ECEL 200 in the Teacher Ed sequence.0
II. World Languages and Cultures
A. World Languages3
B. World Cultures
Fulfilled by ANTH 100 in the major.0
III. Major Requirements
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
Selected Issues in Anthropology
Communities in Transition
Environment and Community
Community and Health
Anthropology of Religion
Building Sustainable Communities
Field Methods: Linguistics
Medical Anthropology
Field Methods: Visual Anthropology
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.60
V. Free Electives
Complete additional coursework to reach 120 credits.3
Total Credits120

Teacher Education Program Requirements (K-6) 

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
ECSE 339Pedagogy in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom3
ECEL 408Social Studies and the Arts in Elementary Classrooms3
First Semester Senior Year
ECEL 410Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms2
ECEL 412Seminar I: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 427Explorations: Science, Math, and Technology in the Elementary Classrooms3
READ 408Literacy in the Elementary Grades3
Second Semester Senior Year
ECEL 414Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms9
ECEL 421Seminar II: Inclusive Elementary Classrooms3
Total Credits60