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Early Childhood Special Education

Black Hills State University

48 months
9723 USD/year
11742 USD/year
8672 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The need for teachers with training specific to the developmental needs of a wide range of learners continues to grow. A degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Black Hills State University will prepare you to provide an education grounded in research-based practices. 


At BHSU, we strive to create opportunities to broaden and deepen the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions of individuals who will work closely with young children.

Gain hands-on experiences in preschool through 3rd grade settings

Learn early childhood and special education content from faculty experienced in the field

Many courses are available online for flexibility

The Early Childhood Special Education program from Black Hills State University provides the opportunity to acquire training and certification needed to work with children, from newborns to eight year olds. Students learn strategies for reaching each individual child and connecting with families to enhance learning.

This major prepares students to work in public schools, state early intervention programs, private schools, or in nationally recognized early childhood developmental centers.


  • Study with BHSU early childhood education faculty who are strong advocates for children with typical and atypical educational needs.
  • Get involved with student organizations that support the learning goals of this program.
  • Gain early childhood experience at the BHSU Little Jackets Learning Center.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Guidance with Young Children
  • Foundations of American Education
  • Earth & Physical Science for Elementary Teachers
  • Foundations & Theories of Reading
  • Educational Psychology
  • K-8 Methods of Teaching Health
  • South Dakota Indian Studies
  • Children's Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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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