M.Sc. On Campus

Secondary Education (Project Second)

Black Hills State University

12 months
653 USD/credit 22855 USD/year
653 USD/credit 22855 USD/year
367 USD/credit 12845 USD/year
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The Secondary Education (Project Second) degree from Black Hills State University is an online secondary teacher certification program unique to BHSU that can be completed in a one- or two-year time frame. 


Earn your Teaching Certification through BHSU’s Master of Science in Secondary Education

This Secondary Education (Project Second) degree from Black Hills State University embraces the philosophy of theory into practice with active learning experiences supported through two practicums and student teaching. Eligible students include those with a baccalaureate degree in a teachable content area with a minimum GPA of 2.7.

What will the successful candidate be able to do when the program is completed?

  • Upon completing Project SECOND, students will be able to apply for secondary certification in their specific content field(s).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Relations
  • Foundations of Education and Learning Theory 
  • New and Emerging Technologies for Schools
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Area
  • Middle Level Methods of Teaching
  • Characteristics and Exceptionalities of Adolescents 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Eligible individuals have earned a degree from an accredited college or university
  • The degree must coincide with a content area in secondary teaching
  • The cumulative grade point average (GPA) of undergraduate studies must be 2.7 or higher
  • Students enrolled in Project SECOND must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher, with a maximum of 2 C's in graduate courses

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22855 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 653 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22855 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 653 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12845 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 367 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Spearfish

1144 - 1990 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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