Anthropology, B.A., Anthropology Licensure in Social Studies High School Teaching Concentration


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UNC Greensboro offers a licensure in teaching high school social studies for those majoring in anthropology.

The Secondary Social Studies Teacher Education program is for students majoring in anthropology, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology who wish to receive secondary (grades 9-12) teaching licensure. 

By focusing your studies in anthropology, you will explore humankind in all its dimensions, including biological, historical, and cultural perspectives. Students have the opportunity to study biological and cultural anthropology and archaeology – in the classroom, lab, and field – with active researchers and world-class faculty.


  • UNCG was voted one of the 25 best colleges for anthropology in 2020 by GradReports.
  • Small faculty to student ratio provides hands-on educational opportunities for students to work closely with faculty and other students in the classroom, the laboratory, and in the field.
  • In recent years, our faculty have taken students on research trips as close as the Southeast and as far as Wyoming, Mexico, Peru, and Tanzania.


  • To receive secondary education licensure, students will double-major in education and one of the identified disciplines: anthropology, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology. 
  • As part of preparation for the licensure, students will spend 50 hours in internships during their junior year (25 hours per semester) and another 50 hours during the fall semester of their senior year.
  • Students engage in full-time student teaching during the spring semester of their senior year.
  • As an anthropology student at UNCG, you may:
    • Find 50-million-year-old fossil primates in Wyoming, excavate ancient Peruvian sites, dig up human ancestors and their tools at Olduvai Gorge in Africa, and explore historic archaeology of the Piedmont region.
    • Study medical and applied anthropology and the effects of natural disasters on modern societies.
    • Gain access to a multitude of internship opportunities.
    • Participate in interdepartmental programs in African American and African Diaspora Studies, archaeology, international studies, and linguistics.
    • Work with faculty to produce original research and present at regional and national conferences.


Graduates of approved teacher education curricula are eligible for initial licensure on the basis of UNCG’s recommendation to the State Department of Public Instruction. 

Program Details

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

Contact Us

Dr. Donna Nash
Department Head
Department of Anthropology