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About the Education Department

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 2019-2020 STEP handbook, click here.

Elementary Education Program
Sterling Teacher Education Program

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

100% 2018-2019  |  100% 2017-2018  |  100% 2016-2017

What can I do with this major?

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

Licensure Endorsement Programs

Post-Secondary Programs for Licensure Endorsement

Sterling College reserves the right to make changes to this curriculum outline.

Tuition costs just $350 per credit hour. See our Tuition Rates page for more information.

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: Post Baccalaureate must pass 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.


About Sterling College

Sterling College is a Christ-centered, four-year college located in Sterling, Kansas, with a mission to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith.

Sterling College Online Learning has delivered quality online distance learning programs and courses to people in the United States for over ten years. Sterling ranks exceptionally well as an online Christian college, priding itself in Christ-centered, quality, affordable education.

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