PreK-12 Endorsement 2017-12-01T17:58:58+00:00


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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