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, we invite you to explore and find out more about us.

The School of Education is the top education program in the region and the largest teacher preparation program in South Dakota. The placement rate of teacher-education graduates employed in education fields is over 90%. We offer 19 undergraduate and three graduate degrees 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. Here you can find more information about our:

  • Excellent faculty members.
  • Teacher preparation programs which are accredited by the CAEP-Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation 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 and include a fitness room, competition-sized pool, a low ropes course, and an indoor and outdoor track.


Contact Info

Faye LaDuke Pelster
Chair for the School of Education
Jonas 223 Map
Phone: 605-642-6627

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