Student Organizations

Discover Student Organizations in the School of Education.

BHAEYC (Black Hills Association for the Education of Young Children)
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children. The Black Hills Association serves and acts on behalf of the needs and rights of all young children within the Black Hills region, with primary focus on the provision of educational services and resources.

NSTA - National Science Teacher Association Student Chapter
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

The Reading Council
The International Reading Association is a professional organization concerned with the promotion of literacy, with specific emphasis on reading, language, and thinking. Its primary purposes are to promote quality reading and language arts instruction at all levels of reading and maturity consistent with each individual’s unique capacity.  -Formed in 1988 on campus-

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 components of Black Hills State University’s teacher preparation program 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. Learn more about Teammates..