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English Education

Black Hills State University

48 months
9723 USD/year
11742 USD/year
8672 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As a student of an English Education program at Black Hills State University, you will learn to think critically and write well. You will study great works of literature, ranging from ancient poetry to twenty-first-century fiction, and you will learn to express your ideas in clear, precise language.


Many BHSU English majors become highly-successful high school and middle school teachers. Others go into writing, editing, publishing, advertising, public relations, or journalism. Still others continue their education in English graduate programs, law school, and other professional programs.

We encourage all BHSU students to become involved in readings and lectures sponsored by the English program. We also invite submissions to the Bellman Awards for outstanding undergraduate writing, and to our creative publication, Three Peaks Review, which is sponsored by the English Club.

Reasons to Choose BHSU

A talented, diverse, and experienced group of faculty who are committed to student success  

Many options for English majors, including Writing Concentrations and Professional Writing Certificates 

Multiple opportunities outside of the classroom, including writing competitions and Three Peaks Review  

Paid work experience as a consultant in the BHSU Writing Center

Quick Sells

The English Education program at Black Hills State University delivers a broad study of literature and culture in Britain, America, and beyond, but also provides students with the freedom to choose electives and intensive seminars that fit their interests and passions. 

In 2016, The Wall Street Journal’s report on the NACE findings, noted that “those with degrees in English and in foreign languages brought home bigger paychecks, with starting salaries rising 14.3% and 13.6% respectively,” and that “behind the numbers is a growing desire among employers for hires with strong communication skills.” 

English Education Placement is at 100% for those seeking employment after graduation. 

English majors have the opportunity to apply to become student researchers for the Veterans Legacy Program.

Students have the opportunity to pursue internships at regional organizations such as Matthews Opera House and Sanford Lab.

Students are eligible for paid positions as writing consultants in the Writing Center.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • British Literature 
  • American Lit 
  • Fundamentals of English Grammar
  • Composition for the English Teacher
  • Literary Criticism
  • Language Arts Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Complete the following high school courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (algebra or higher level)
  • 3 years of laboratory science
  • 3 years of social science
  • 1 year of fine arts

Students must meet one of the following admissions requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6
  • Minimum composite ACT of 18 (SAT score of 970 or above)
  • Rank in the top 60% of high school class

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9723 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9723 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    11742 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11742 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8672 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8672 USD per year during 48 months.

WY, CO, MT, ND, NE, IA Residents (In-State Tuition): $ 8,672

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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