Elementary Education Program

Do you want a teaching degree that integrates a hands-on approach to learning? With over one hundred years of professional experience, the School of Education at Black Hills State University will give you the best preparation and training for a career in elementary education. As the largest education program in the state, you will have access to cutting-edge practices as an elementary education major.

BHSU offers you a program that combines innovative ideas, best practices, and applied learning. Our Professional Development School (PDS) model integrates year-long classroom internships with college classes. You will be simultaneously studying educational theories and methods while gaining practical knowledge based on real-world learning in the elementary classroom. As you complete your elementary education degree, you will be taking coursework to develop your teaching style and skills in preparation for your future classroom.

Take advantage of the extensive teaching and practical experience the School of Education faculty offer. Mentors will help you while you observe and learn in classroom settings from local elementary schools to international locations. You can also be mentored in a specialty or second major in special education, increasing your employability. BHSU has an innovative elementary education program which will prepare you for success in college and your career.


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