Jun 05, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Africana Studies, B.A., Pre-Education Concentration

The Department of Africana Studies offers a pre-education track with a concentration in history for students who wish to become public school teachers and to be certified to teach by completing the initial teacher preparation for the M.A.T. Program in Social Studies Education in the College of Education and Human Development (or a similar master’s level initial preparation program at another university). The pre-education track in Africana Studies develops teachers to work effectively in multi-cultural classrooms. The pre-education track in Africana Studies prepares teachers to teach students from diverse ethnic, gender, cultural, and social class groups by offering curricula that examine the histories and experiences of people of African descent and aspects of cultural identity formation in the U.S., Africa, and the Caribbean. This track also prepares educators to develop their students to be citizens of a global community. Students who wish to pursue the pre-education track in Africana Studies must take ten designated upper-division major courses (33 credit hours), take three education courses (9), and complete the coursework in one or more of the following allied fields: political science (9), geography (9), or economics (9).

Concentration Requirements (15 Hours)

Allied Fields (18 Hours)

Select two or more out of the following fields:

  • Political Science (9) (3000-4000 level courses)
  • Geography (9) (3000-4000 level courses)
  • Economics (9) (3000-4000 level courses)
  • Education (Required: EXC 4020; along with two of the following: LT 3210 , EDCI 3200 , EDUC 3010 , EDUC 4982 , EDSS 3400  , and EDLA 3200 ) (9)
  • One Behavioral Sciences field: Anthropology, Sociology, or Psychology (9) (3000-4000 level courses)