The education department of Sterling College offers a major in elementary education and a professional studies curriculum for students who are seeking secondary education licensure to teach 6-12 and PreK-12 within major subject areas. The Sterling Teacher Education Program is responsible for all education licensure programs offered through Sterling College. Education department faculty work with faculty from other departments to plan licensure programs that meet accreditation guidelines. STEP is currently accredited by:
Kansas State Department of Education
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
In conjunction with an education endorsement, a student may seek a special education minor by taking coursework offered through the college's educational consortium, the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas.