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 (STEP) 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
Elementary and Professional Studies Programs lead to Kansas Licensure
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.
To view the education department's 2019-2020 STEP handbook, click here.
Program Completer Data:
Assessments required for state licensure
Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio (KPTP)
100% pass rate for the past eight (8) years
PRAXIS II Principles of Teaching and Learning (PLT) exam 100% pass rate for the past seven (7) years
PRAXIS II Content Area state licensure exam
100% pass rate 2018-2019 95% pass rate 2017-2018 100% pass rate 2016-2017
Job placement rate
Licensure Endorsement Programs
Adaptive Special Education (PreK-6, 6-12, PreK-12)