Anthropology 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.  Once admitted, students will be matriculated into the B.A. in Elementary Education program as a second major.

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 Overview

General Education Requirements14
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements40
Teacher Education Program Requirements60
Free Electives3-0
Total Credits120

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
200-Level Anthropology Elective
Select one of the following:3
Applied Anthropology
Disability in US Popular Culture
Indigenous Languages and Lifeways
Urban Anthropology
Historical Archaeology
Theory and Methods
Complete 15 semester hours (5 courses) from the list below.15
Total Credits40

Theory and Methods Electives

ANTH 310Immigration: An Anthropological Perspective3
ANTH 325North American Archaeology3
ANTH 330The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition3
ANTH 335Bioarchaeology3
ANTH 340The Anthropology of Work3
ANTH 350Anthropology of Aging and the Aged3
ANTH 360Environmental Anthropology3
ANTH 370Experimental Archaeology3
ANTH 380Anthropology: Gender and Sexuality3
ANTH 390Anthropology of Childhood and Youth3
ANTH 404Planetary Health3
ANTH 410Public Archaeology3
ANTH 414Special Topics in Anthropology3-6
ANTH 421Communities in Transition3-4
ANTH 422Environment and Community3-4
ANTH 423Community and Health3-4
ANTH 429Building Sustainable Communities3-4
ANTH 430Analyzing Ethnographic Discourse and Interaction3
ANTH 440Medical Anthropology3
ANTH 460Field Methods: Visual Anthropology3

Second Major in Elementary Education

Elementary Education (B.A.)

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature
Key Issues in Anthropology (Fulfilled in the major.)
3. Communication
Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives
Philosophical Orientation to Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Mathematics in Elementary Schools I (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Physical Anthropology (Fulfilled in the major.)
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History
Historical Foundations of American Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
2. Global Cultural Perspectives
Cultural Anthropology (Fulfilled in the major.)
3. Social Science Perspectives
Introduction to Psychology (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Democracy (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
Total Credits14

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

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

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
CMST 1013EDFD 2213
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3ANTH 1014
ANTH 1003ANTH 1023
PSYC 1013 
 16 16
Second Year
Apply to Teacher Education Program by February 1 of 2nd year.World Language 23
World Language 13GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3
ECEL 2003EDFD 2203
FSHD 2143200-level major elective3
ANTH 1033Major Elective3
ANTH 2003 
 15 15
Third Year
MTHM 2013GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1
READ 3993MTHM 3023
ECEL 2793READ 4083
ECEL 4083ECSE 3393
Major Elective3ANTH 3013
 Major Elective3
 15 16
Fourth Year
ECEL 4102ECEL 4149
ECEL 4121ECEL 4213
ECEL 4273 
ANTH 4013 
Major Elective3 
Major Elective3 
 15 12
Total Credits 120