About the Program

Education - Sterling College

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

To view KSDE disclosures, click here.

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 2021-2022 STEP handbook, click here.

Licensure Endorsement Programs

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Teach elementary, secondary or
    PreK-12 with a content area major

Additional Information

Acceptance to STEP Requirements

  • Option 1: ACT, Reading (22) and Math (22)
  • Option 2: SAT, Reading (544) and Math (533)
  • Option 3: Praxis CORE Test: Math (163), Reading (169) and Writing (165)
  • Option 4: Core Competency Based Grades C or Higher In College Comp., Lit., and Math
  • Option 5: Post Baccalaureate GPA of 3.00 and passing Praxis II Content Test

Students will have until the end of the first year to meet one of the above options.
For more details click here.

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Rachel Wannamaker
Assistant Professor of Education,
Chair of the Education Department


Dawn Eliserio
Assistant Professor of Education
Gidget Dinkel
Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Bill Anderson - Sterling College
Dr. Bill Anderson
Assistant Professor of Education