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BHSU offers online options for teachers

Black Hills State University offers several online education opportunities certified teachers.

The Special Education Endorsement Online program is designed for teachers who have three years of general classroom teaching experience and requires the passage of the state special education teacher licensing examination. The required three- or four-hour practicum is completed under the supervision of a certified special education teacher and a university supervisor.

More information is available at with a link to endorsements. Dr. Gregory Cooch is program director and will assist in the application process and class registration. He can be contacted at

The Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction program offers a specialization in reading and technology to certified teachers that is delivered via distance learning. The cohort model of delivery provides 60 percent of the coursework as face-to-face and 40 percent online. Completion of this program will expands understanding of research and research-based practices and prepares graduates for positions beyond the classroom. The BHSU Curriculum and Instruction degree facilitates professional growth, applies graduate work directly in the classroom, and connects theory and practice. More information is available at An informational meeting is being developed for early spring to discuss the development of a Fall 2010 cohort. Be watching for that date or contact

Dr. Pat Simpson, graduate coordinator, can assist with the application process and course registration. She can be contacted at or 605-642-6132. Financial assistance may be available through the Teach Grant—learn more at If you have questions contact

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