M.Sc. On Campus

Secondary Education (Project Second)

12 months
622 USD/credit 21770 USD/year
622 USD/credit 21770 USD/year
333 USD/credit 11655 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. 


About the programme

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
  • 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 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 622 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 622 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11655 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 333 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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