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EDUCATION
Inspire the next generation

EARN YOUR EDUCATION DEGREE

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 in education fields is over 90%. We offer 19 undergraduate and 3 graduate degrees with unique and significant field-based experiences.


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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION

The Early Childhood Special Education program at BHSU gives you the opportunity to acquire the training and certification you need to work with children ages birth to eight. Learn from faculty who are strong advocates for children of typical and atypical educational needs. The combination of the early childhood and special education courses, provides you the options that will turn your degree into a career – without additional time.

MAJOR MINOR
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ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

As the largest education program in the state, you will have access to cutting-edge practices as an elementary education major. Experience innovative ideas, best practices, and applied learning through our Professional Development School (PDS) model that integrates year-long classroom internships with college classes.

MAJOR MINOR
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SPECIAL EDUCATION K-12

The Special Education program will prepare you to become a certified special education teacher in grades K-12.This program blends both on-campus and online courses. A degree in special education consists of special education core classes and teaching core classes. For teachers who have already completed a teaching degree and are currently working, BHSU also offers a special education endorsement online.

MAJOR
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MATH & SCIENCE EDUCATION

Become equipped to meet the tremendous demand for math and science teachers with a composite teaching major in Science and Mathematics Education. This major is designed to efficiently immerse students in both the mathematics and scientific disciplines while teaching innovative strategies to help secondary students learn these subjects.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION

The Middle School Education program includes core requires based specifically on the middle school level and development at that age. Additionally, there are elective related to English / Language Arts, Mathematics, Natural Science, and Social Science. Then apply your teaching methods and strategies in the classroom.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Share your passion for human movement and learn how to help others appreciate and develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities for an active, healthy lifestyle. Gain experience teaching physical education. This program focuses on experiencing and understanding how a human body works relative to movement, and emphasizes the development of performance and teaching skills to enable you to create, implement, and assess physical education lessons for any grade from K-12.

MAJOR MINOR
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SCIENCE EDUCATION

The Science Education major provides you with the opportunity to become deeply immersed in the content of two scientific disciplines while learning innovative strategies to help secondary students learn these subjects. While enrolled in the science program, you will choose two areas of study from biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics.

MAJOR MINOR
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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION (MSCI)

The Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction (MSCI) program facilitates your professional growth while preparing you for leadership in roles beyond the classroom. MSCI graduate degree programs of study include K-12 Science Specialist, K-12 Technology Integrationist, K-12 Math Specialist, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, K-12 Library Media, and K-12 Special Education.

MASTER DEGREES ENDORSEMENTS
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MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.ED.) IN READING

Master of Education in Reading is a 35-credit program that emphasizes professional practice in the field of reading and addresses all International Reading Association standards for reading specialists and literacy coaches. This completely online master’s program in reading meets South Dakota's standards to prepare reading specialists. As part of this program, you will be prepared to address the literacy needs of elementary, middle, and high school populations, as well as for leadership roles.

MASTER DEGREE
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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SECONDARY EDUCATION

This degree is designed to provide you for post baccalaureate secondary teacher certification in South Dakota. It is designed for individuals with bachelor’s degrees from accredited colleges or universities that can lead to secondary content teaching areas. This 35-credit degree program allows them to become fully certified and complete a master’s degree within one year. The master’s degree can be pursued through the online Project SECOND.

MASTER DEGREE





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Art Education

Study art education & spark the next generation's creativity. View Degree >

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Biology Education

Learn to teach biology to your future students. View Degree >

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Business Education

Earn a degree that will allow you to teach secondary business classes. View Degree >

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Chemistry Education

Earn a chemistry education degree from BHSU. View Degree >

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English Education

Teach students to critically read and write. View Degree >

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History Education

The diverse coursework allows for a full teaching experience. View Degree >

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Math Education

There is a 100% employment rate of Mathematics education majors. View Degree >

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Music Education

Teach music to future generations with a music education degree. View Degree >

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Social Science Education

Teach students the many aspects of the human experience. View Degree >

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Spanish Education

Learn how to teach another language to students in the classroom. View Degree >

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Speech Education

Learn how to teach students how to communicate effectively. View Degree >

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Theatre Education

Prepare for teaching theatre in high schools and beyond. View Degree >

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