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Dear Prospective Students,

It is with great excitement and warm enthusiasm that I extend a heartfelt welcome to you as a potential student at Sterling College. As you embark on this transformative journey, we are thrilled at the prospect of having you join our community of learners, visionaries, and individuals dedicated to personal and academic growth.

At Sterling College, our mission is clear and purposeful: to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who not only excel academically but also understand the significance of a maturing Christian faith. Our commitment to nurturing both aspects is rooted in creating a well-rounded educational experience that goes beyond traditional boundaries.

As you navigate through your academic pursuits, you will discover an environment that fosters innovation, critical thinking, and a passion for making a positive impact on the world. Our faculty members are dedicated mentors who are not only experts in their fields but also committed to guiding you in your personal and spiritual development.

As you explore the possibilities that Sterling College has to offer, I encourage you to envision the transformative impact you can make as a creative leader with a maturing Christian faith. Your unique perspective and talents are integral to our community, and we eagerly anticipate the contributions you will bring to our dynamic and inclusive online learning environment.

Welcome to Sterling College Warriors!

Warm regards,

Rachel Wannamaker
Director of Teacher Education
Sterling College

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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: Core Competency Based Grades C or Higher In College Comp., Lit., and Math
Option 5: Post Baccalaureate GPA of 3.00 and passing 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 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.

To view the education department’s 2023-2024 STEP handbook, click here.

Elementary Education Program
Sterling Teacher Education Program

What can I do with this major?

Teach elementary, secondary or

Licensure Endorsement Programs

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

Tuition costs just $145 per credit hour for undergrad programs and $350 for a Special Ed. Endorsement. See our Tuition Rates page for more information.

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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