Professional Education Courses Required for Teacher Licensure

(Grade of C or higher is required in all courses)



Level Ia: Introductory Courses (Required for acceptance to STEP)

ED195      Introduction to Education                                          2 credits

ED201      Field Experience in Education (w/30 field hours)           2 credits

ED206      Classroom Management                                            2 credits

SE210      Introduction to Infants, Children and Youth

With Special Needs (w/20 field hours)                         3 credits


Level Ib: Foundational Methods Courses

ED205      Cultural Diversity in Education (w/lab hours)               2 credits

ED219      Instruction and Assessment                                        4 credits

ED356      Technology in the Classroom                                     2 credits


Level II: Content Methods Courses

Prerequisites: Acceptance to STEP, 2.5 Cumulative GPA, 2.75 GPA in professional

education coursework, 2.75 GPA in the major.

ED272      Educational Psychology (w/15 field hours)                   3 credits

ED357      Reading and Writing in the Content Area (w/10 hours)   3 credits

ED406 – ED467     Secondary Content Methods*

ED400      KPTP Field Experience Lab                                        1 credit

(concurrent with content methods-w/15 field hours)

ED490      Seminar in Education (Writing Intensive)                       1 credit


Level III: Clinical Teaching Courses

Prerequisites: Overall GPA of 2.5, successful completion of Clinical Teaching

Interview, and GPA of 2.75 in both professional and major coursework.

ED497      Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio                        3 credits

ED498      Clinical Teaching Experience (full semester in field)     12 credits

TOTAL: 40 credits


*A teaching methods course in the student’s licensure area is required for PreK-12

and 6-12 licensure. Methods courses for Natural Sciences, English, Speech and


Theatre, Social Science, and Mathematics (ED prefix) are taught through the

Associated Colleges of Central Kansas (ACCK). The ACCK academic calendar can

be accessed via the following link: Teaching methods courses in

Art, Music, and Exercise Science are taken through the department and are listed

with the major. All methods course credits are listed and counted with each major’s

licensure requirements.


Students enrolled in any Professional Education courses will be assessed a $20 materials fee.




Sterling College provides content majors for students who are seeking secondary

education licensure to teach 6-12 and PreK-12.


Students are responsible for checking with a departmental advisor and an education

advisor and consulting the appropriate major area in this Catalog to determine

whether graduation and licensure requirements have been met.


See the individual major subject areas for licensure in the following:

(Italics indicate State of Kansas titles.)

PreK 12


Exercise Science/ Health and Physical Education


6 12



Communication and Media Arts/Speech and Theatre

Language and Literature/English/Language Arts


History and Government

Theatre Arts/Speech and Theatre


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