For over 100 years Black Hills State University has demonstrated a strong commitment toward educational excellence through faculty dedication and student achievement. Quality begins in the classroom with outstanding faculty delivering an up-to-date, standards-based curriculum designed for personal and professional development. Technology is integrated into all education course work to facilitate the growth of students' technology skills and their ability to integrate the same into their P-12 classrooms.
The faculty at BHSU are committed to preparing professionals for the 21st century who will be caring, competent and confident teachers. Toward that end, faculty members seek to develop future teachers who are caring by modeling such care and concern on a daily basis. Faculty members treat each student with respect and dignity. They value diversity and honor all students' ideas, beliefs and individual differences. Faculty members also strive to prepare competent future teachers who can create P-12 classrooms which embody active and reflective learning. These competent teachers are capable of using multiple instructional strategies to meet the diverse learning needs of P-12 students. In addition, each and every member of the School of Education works to develop confident future teachers who will persevere through the daily challenges of teaching P-12 students.
Having the opportunity to apply what I learned to a working lesson plan and seeing students experience success with it was a gratifying experience.
Sean McGary, Cody, Wyoming
Student teaching with Ms. Peters
Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, SD