About the Program

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
  • 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.

Licensure Endorsement Programs

Professional Education Coursework for K-6, 6-12 and P-12 licensure programs

What Can I Do With This Degree?

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

Sample Courses

Program Completer Data:

Assessments required for state licensure

Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio (KPTP)

  • 100% pass rate 2016-2017
  • 100% pass rate 2015-2016
  • 100% pass rate 2014-2015
  • 100% pass rate 2013-2014
  • 100% pass rate 2012-2013
  • 100% pass rate 2011-2012

PRAXIS II Principles of Teaching and Learning (PLT) exam

  • 100% pass rate 2016-2017
  • 100% pass rate 2015-2016
  • 100% pass rate 2014-2015
  • 100% pass rate 2013-2014
  • 100% pass rate 2012-2013
  • 95% pass rate 2011-2012

PRAXIS II Content Area state licensure exams

  • 95% pass rate 2016-2017
  • 100% pass rate 2015-2016
  • 100% pass rate 2014-2015
  • 90% pass rate 2013-2014
  • 93% pass rate 2012-2013
  • 96% pass rate 2011-2012

Job placement rate 2016-2017

  • 91% program completers working in the field of education (based on available data) and one in graduate school

Job placement rate 2015-2016

  • 91% program completers working in the field of education (based on available data) 

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Faculty

Dr. Karen Baehler
Associate Professor of Education
Rachel Wannamaker
Assistant Professor of Education,
Chair of the Education Department
Dawn Eliserio
Pro-Rata Assistant Professor of Education
Gidget Dinkel
Assistant Professor of Education
Stephanie Simpson
Assistant Professor of Education