Secondary Degree Programs Offered
The art education program at Black Hills State University will give you the knowledge, inspiration, and freedom to express your originality and creativity while learning how to inspire others. The course of study includes drawing, design, art history, and a number of specialty options, including ceramics and sculpture.
The BHSU biology program opens the door to scientiﬁc knowledge and teaches you how to inspire the next generation. With the biologically and geologically diverse environment of the Black Hills and the surrounding area, you have a laboratory setting right outside your classroom door.
Earn a degree that will allow you to teach secondary business classes and develop your knowledge and interest in business.
BHSU is a member of the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE). Membership is open only to colleges and universities that offer business teacher education programs approved by their respective State Departments of Education for
the certification of business teachers.
Students who earn a chemistry education degree from BHSU will have a comprehensive understanding of general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, instrumental chemistry and biochemistry while learning how to teach it as well.
As an English Education major, you will learn to think critically and write well. You will study great works of literature, ranging from ancient poetry to twenty-first century fiction, and you will learn to express your ideas in clear, precise language. Many BHSU English majors become highly-successful high school and middle school teachers.
The diverse coursework of the BHSU history education major explores the worlds of American, European, and regional history. Learn how to share your historical knowledge with the next generation.
The Math Education Program offers a rigorous environment that enhances mathematical maturity, self-confidence, and an appreciation for lifelong learning through relevant studies and research. There is a 100% employment rate of Mathematics education majors.
With strong vocal and piano programs and a growing emphasis on instrumental performance, the BHSU Music program provides the diversity a student wants but the individual attention a student needs. Music students will take such courses as music history, music theory, while taking private lessons. Music education majors take the extra course work to be able to teach in the K-12 environment.
Social Science Education
A Social Science Education degree from BHSU introduces you to the many aspects of the human experience, from history and political science to geography. Learn how to showcase these to future students.
Through the study of Spanish literature and linguistics, the Spanish Education Program at BHSU places an emphasis on oral proficiency. While classroom activities give the students a good working knowledge of the language, a Study Abroad program greatly enriches their educational experience. Learn how to teach another language to students in the classroom.
A student majoring in Communications Education learns how humans communicate in every possible setting from small to groups or organizations, and for every possible reason, from debates to public speaking. Effective communication skills influence every aspect of life and can serve as the basis for careers in a variety of areas. Learn how to teach students how to communicate effectively.
Theatre students learn all about acting, directing, and production, preparing them for teaching theatre in high schools. Hands-on experience is the key, as the theatre program provides quality and diversified entertainment for the University and Black Hills Region.