Sterling College officially announced that it will begin offering students a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice starting fall 2014, with concentrations in law enforcement and pre-law. In addition to over 15 new criminal justice courses, the curriculum draws from psychology, government, ethics, and a variety of law courses that are already part of Sterling College programs.
The Sterling Teacher Education Program at Sterling College announced Monday, Nov. 4, that it has received continued accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. According to NCATE, receiving continued accreditation means that the institution has met “rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community.”
Sterling College was named to the U.S. News & World Report ranking for Best Regional Colleges – Midwest. Based on undergraduate peer assessment, retention, graduation rate, class size, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving, Sterling was ranked 61st.
Parents and students across the country look to The Princeton Review for ratings and information on the best colleges and universities in the United States. For the second year in a row, they will find Sterling College on The Princeton Review’s list under the “Best in the Midwest.”
The Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society named 12 Sterling College students on the list of academic honors recipients. College and university students from across Kansas must show outstanding achievement through the calendar year to qualify for the list.
The athletic teams are not the only Sterling College students traveling to national competitions this year. Sterling College’s Phi Beta Lambda will test their business knowledge against students from across the country at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Seven Sterling College students participated alongside Dr. Jonathan Conard, assistant professor of biology, in this year’s BioBlitz, an annual event held at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, on April 19-20.
Elementary education majors and professors recently traveled to West Elementary school in Valley Center USD 262 to learn about Multi-Tier Systems of Supports. This state-wide systematic intervention model enables schools to coordinate and provide intervention instruction to ensure students meet the academic proficiency requirements in reading and math.
Five students in Sterling College’s pre-med program have taken advantage of a collaboration between the College and the Sterling Medical Center to team up with physicians in the community to better understand the roles and responsibilities of physicians.