Earn your Teaching Certification through BHSU’s Master of Science in Secondary Education
Project SECOND is an online secondary teacher certification program unique to BHSU that can be completed in a one- or two-year time frame. This program embraces the philosophy of theory into practice with active learning experiences supported through two practicums and student teaching. Eligible students include those with a Baccalaureate degree in a teachable content area with a minimum GPA of 2.7.
Project SECOND offers the following benefits:
- Earn a master’s degree
- Complete a teaching certification in a one- or two-year time frame
- Program offered online, placing students near their home for both practicums and student teaching
- Earn a recommendation to the South Dakota Department of Education for teaching certification in 7-12 content areas
- Small online class sizes allow for in-depth instructor support
Who is Eligible?
Individuals who have degrees from accredited colleges or universities that could lead to teaching in secondary content areas and have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 or higher are eligible. Students in the master’s degree program must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher with a maximum of 2 C’s in graduate courses.
What will the successful candidate be able to do when the program is completed?
Upon completing Project SECOND, you will be able to apply for secondary certification in your content area in South Dakota as a highly qualified teacher, according to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
For questions or more information please contact either Dr. Ryan Amys or Dr. Liz Fayer to explore a graduate plan of study.