Elementary Education Program

The Elementary Education Major at BHSU prepares students for successful careers in public and private schools.  Black Hills State University, originally a teacher preparatory school, has a strong tradition of preparing teachers who are ready to make real differences in the lives of children.

A high percentage of graduates from the BHSU program are hired immediately in classrooms from kindergarten through grade eight.  They also have the foundation to successfully continue their education in graduate schools and prepare for leadership roles beyond the classroom.

Benefits of earning your degree from BHSU:

  • BHSU has the largest teacher preparation program in the state
  • Well qualified faculty with strong teaching backgrounds model cutting-edge practices
  • Students spend much time in schools where mentors guide them in applying their knowledge
  • BHSU graduates have a 100% pass rate on licensure exams 

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