School of Education at BHSU

Welcome to the School of Education website at Black Hills State University (BHSU). Whether you are a current or prospective student, a parent, a candidate for BHSU employment, a fellow educator, or one of our BHSU supporters, I invite you to explore the website to find out more about us.

The School of Education is proud to be the largest teacher education program in the state of South Dakota. The placement rate of teacher-education graduates employed in education fields is over 90%. We offer undergraduate and 2 graduate degrees (MSCI graduate degree and a MEd graduate degree) with unique and significant field-based experiences.

You will find that our School provides an exceptional environment for all who work and learn here. We foster a climate in which our students can thrive. We have attracted a faculty with remarkable credentials. We have high quality, learner-centered programs that respond to the changing needs of lifelong learners. The website will give you more specific information about our:

  • Excellent faculty
  • Teacher preparation programs which are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the South Dakota Department of Education.
  • School of Education students who are preparing to be caring, competent and confident teachers
  • Fitness and Sports Facilities which are state-of-the art including a fitness room, competition sized pool, a low ropes course, and an indoor and outdoor track.

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