The Anthropology education program is an accelerated, combined degree program that leads to an Anthropology BA and a Social Studies Education EdM within five years.
Anthropology students learn the biological, historical, and social sciences in a unique study of humankind as a whole. The undergraduate program includes the subfields of archaeology, cultural anthropology and biological anthropology. The coursework in the first three years of the program will provide deep knowledge of anthropology. In addition, students take select education courses, which include experiential components, giving them the opportunity to experience the nuances of the teaching profession. The graduate portion of the program will continue to build an understanding of anthropology, as well as provide the skills to become an effective teacher. The final year in the program includes a residency that allows students to co-teach alongside an expert teacher. The opportunity to experience the inner workings of the classroom from fall setup to end-of-year grading prepares students to enter the teaching profession with expertise and confidence.
At the end of the five-year program, successful students will receive recommendations for New York State Initial and Professional Teacher Certification.