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B.A. in Anthropology and Education with an Endorsement in Elementary Education

About the Program

The Anthropology and Education with an Endorsement in Elementary Education (K-6) program prepares students to make a difference in the lives of young children through a career in education with an emphasis on the scientific study of humanity.

Students will gain a broad understanding of cultural and biological anthropology, and archaeology while they prepare for their career through supervised clinical experiences focusing on student engagement and achievement.

Real-world experiences allow students to connect theory with practice by integrating the latest ideas from their college classrooms with innovative practice in the field and their professional careers.

Core Courses

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Classroom Management
  • Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan

Student Outcomes

Our students have gone on to have successful careers in education with the assistance of Monmouth University’s extensive network of local school and district partnerships. At Monmouth, students are introduced to a variety of teaching environments and work with a diverse group of individuals, and small and large groups of students, making them more marketable upon graduation.

Undergraduate Research & Internships

Monmouth University students are immersed in the classroom as early as sophomore year and will have supervised clinical experience including 100 hours in the classroom.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the study abroad, Clinical Component Courses, Fieldwork for Clinical Experience and Component, Clinical Practice, applying for substitute teaching credentials, and our collaborative P-12 School Partnerships.

Adding to their career preparation, students enrolled in the Anthropology and Education program can additionally participate in archaeological digs and historic excavations in places such as Sandy Hook, New Jersey, or Jamaica.

Photo of Dr. Jason Fitzgerald

Jason Fitzgerald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chair

Curriculum and Instruction

Robert E. McAllan Hall, 218