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Online master’s in education programs at BHSU recognized for quality and affordability

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, July 26, 2018/Categories: Students, Academic Affairs, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty, Psychology

Black Hills State University is ranked sixth among the top 20 affordable master's in curriculum and instruction online programs for 2018 by Best Value Schools. In a separate ranking, the online master’s in education in reading at BHSU was also ranked 19th among the top 25 programs of its kind. BHSU was the only South Dakota university listed in the rankings.

The rankings were created using the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator database to identify public and private (non-profit) colleges and universities offering master's degrees in ‘curriculum and instruction’ and ‘reading and literacy education’ online, respectively. Only programs with accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and average tuition rates of $20,000 a year or less were considered.

Factors considered for the listings included: program popularity, overall strength of online teacher education programs, accreditation, and affordability.

"Our online master’s in education graduate programs facilitate professional and leadership growth while preparing education professionals to offer the highest quality classroom experiences for students," says Tom Jackson, Jr., BHSU President.

BHSU has a legacy of preparing exceptional teachers and has the largest teacher preparation program in the state.
 
In addition to the online master’s degree programs that earned this national ranking, BHSU has a strong education program with several degree options:
 
  • Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education K-12
  • Math & Science Education
  • Physical Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education (with programs in art, biology, business, chemistry, English, history, math, music, social science, Spanish, speech, and theater education)
The elementary education degree can be completed onsite at BHSU-Rapid City. BHSU graduates have a 100 percent pass rate on licensure exams. A high percentage of graduates from the BHSU education program are hired immediately in classrooms from kindergarten through grade 12. Many BHSU graduates go on to leadership positions in school districts in the region and nation.

From the rankings website: Black Hills State University offers a cheap MS in Curriculum and Instruction online that caters to the needs of practicing instructors by emphasizing hands-on work. Not only does the coursework encourage you to take what you’ve learned and immediately apply it to the classroom, but it also includes a required clinical practice experience during your final semester. Another perk of attending BHSU is its support of specialized training. In fact, the curriculum provides three different study plans: Technology Integrationist, Math Specialist, and Science Specialist. All three meet South Dakota’s requirements for their associated designations and can help you stand out from the competition as you advance in your career.

Average Tuition & Fees: $7,956/yr

Learn more about the online master’s in curriculum and instruction: https://www.BHSU.edu/Academics/Graduate-Programs/Curriculum-and-Instruction

From the rankings website: Black Hills State University offers a practical teacher education program that’s grounded in the needs of local schools. Indeed, faculty regularly partner with school districts in the region to ensure that BHSU’s reading program adequately prepares its members not only to work with K-12 populations but also to become leaders in the field. The program achieves this goal through a robust curriculum that meets International Reading Association standards as well as South Dakota’s requirements for advanced level reading specialists. At the same time, enrolling in this accredited master’s in reading and literacy education degree online will also give you access to unique, 21st-century topics like “New and Emerging Technology for Schools.”

Average Tuition & Fees: $7,956/yr

Learn more about the online master’s of education in reading: http://www.BHSU.edu/Academics/Graduate-Programs/Reading

About Best Value Schools
Best Value Schools researches and provides objective, accurate, and up-to-date facts about colleges and universities that deliver the best overall value for the educational dollar. The site addresses relevant and important topics, including financial aid and assistance, support and service for the student, and return on investment (ROI). Best Value Schools answers frequently asked questions and offers tips and information related to college savings and more. Read the full articles at the following links:  About Black Hills State University
Fall classes begin August 20. There is still time to register. Learn more at www.BHSU.edu
 
BHSU offers eight master’s degree programs: business administration (MBA), secondary education (Project SECOND), crisis leadership and emergency, integrative genomics, reading, curriculum & instruction K-12, strategic leadership, and sustainability.
 
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