BHSU ranked in Top 50 Most Affordable Online Education Programs

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, October 8, 2015/Categories: 2015

The Black Hills State University online master of science in curriculum and instruction is ranked among The Most Affordable Online Master&rsquos Programs by Top Education Degrees  

Top Education Degrees is an online education resource guide. The company used the National Center for Education Statistics&rsquo College Navigator database was used to identify the top 50 schools. BHSU ranked 38th on the list.

"This opens vast opportunities for recruitment. The cost for a degree is at the top of a student&rsquos priority list when making the decision to return to school," said Dr. Faye LaDuke-Pelster, graduate coordinator and assistant professor of education at BHSU. "It will help recruit new students, as well as with retention of current students. It&rsquos important to know students are getting a quality degree that is affordable."

LaDuke-Pelster noted that the affordable online program is also a convenient choice for educators to earn their advanced degree.

"Many of our students are teachers, working full time, raising families," she said. "The opportunity to get a quality education from the convenience of your own home is important."

The quality of their education is evident through the achievements of recent graduates. In the last few years several BHSU alums who completed the online master in curriculum and instruction program   have received the national Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. They include Ann Anderson, Belle Fourche fifth-grade science teacher Erin Marsh, math teacher at the Pierre Indian Learning Center and Lindsey Brewer, math teacher at Huron High School.

Other online degree programs offered at BHSU include master of science in strategic leadership, master of science in secondary education, master of education in reading, bachelor&rsquos degree in business administration and a bachelor&rsquos degree in general studies. BHSU also offers online certifications and teaching endorsements.

For more information on the BHSU online master in curriculum and instruction program and other programs, visit

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