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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 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 Curriculum
and Regulations

What Can I Do With This Degree?

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

Sample Courses

STEP Documents

Additional Information


Terri Gaeddert
Chair of the Education Department;
STEP Director and Licensure Officer;
Associate Professor of Education
Frank Leone
Assistant Professor of Education
Debra Millikan
Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Spencer Wagley
Associate Professor of Education
Gidget Dinkel
Instructor of Education