PROFESSIONAL STUDIES FOR K-6, 6-12, and PreK-12 LICENSURE PROGRAMS
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: https://www.acck.edu/ICS/ACCK_academic_calendar.jnz. 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.
SECONDARY EDUCATION 6-12 AND PreK-12 LICENSURE PROGRAM
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