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Admissions Process:

  1. Apply online for admission to graduate studies at Black Hills State University. Submit completed application form with a $35.00 nonrefundable application fee.   
  2. Request that an official transcript be sent to BHSU Admissions from the institution from which you earned your undergraduate degree. You may also submit graduate transcripts if you wish to transfer graduate credit.   
  3. In order to ensure quality of our candidates, we also ask for 1. A Professional Disposition Assessment (self-evaluation), 2. Written writing sample in response to a case study, 3. A letter of recommendation from a supervisor or colleague qualified to provide a fair and impartial evaluation, and 4. A resume. You will upload these documents as part of the application process.   
  4. To be accepted, candidates must have: 
    1. An undergraduate degree in education (BS or BA) 
    2. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher 
    3. Teaching experience (3 years preferred or demonstrated readiness for graduate-level work)
      You will receive an email from the BHSU Office of Academic Affairs regarding your acceptance. Once you have been accepted to the Master of Education in Reading at Black Hills State University, contact the program coordinator, Denice.Turner@bhsu.edu to create a plan of study.   



Contact Info

Dr. Denice Turner
M.Ed. Reading Coordinator
Phone: 605.642.6627

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799

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