Internships and field experiences are an important part of our program and are coordinated by the faculty. Students spend a minimum of 45 hours in the classrooms during their sophomore year, 100 hours during their junior year, and end their program with a 16 week student teaching experience.
You can join student organizations like the BHSU Reading Council,the student chapter of the National Teachers of Science, Phi Delta Kappa and Teammates
BHSU Reading Council:
Provides professional development opportunities for individuals interested in issues about reading and literacy.
National Teachers of Science:
Promotes the mission of NSTA, acquaint pre-service teachers of science with the support resources available from NSTA, provide additional professional development in science education to pre-service teachers and acquaint pre-service teachers of science with others like themselves at their university or college and across the U.S.
Phi Delta Kappa
Phi Delta Kappa International is the premier professional association for educators. For more than 100 years, it has focused its work on the tenets of service, research, and leadership. Specifically, PDK is one of the largest education associations in the world and has thousands of members dedicated to improving education, including teachers, principals, superintendents, and higher education faculty and administrators
Teammates is a mentorship program that links K-12 students in our community with BHSU education majors for 1 hour each week. One of the first clinical experiences of Black Hills State University’s students who want to become teachers, is focused on developing caring skills. Research shows that teachers who care, and can demonstrate their caring, have a greater capacity to increase student achievement. Toward that end, sophomore-level students are given the opportunity to participate in Teammates.