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Welcome to the Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP) Program at UW-La Crosse.  STEP is designed as a collaborative program leading to licensure in Early Adolescence-Adolescence (approximate ages of learners 10 - 21)  in which teacher candidates earn a bachelors degree in an appropriate content major combined with professional education coursework and multiple field experiences.  STEP is part of the School of Education and is guided by its Conceptual Framework to become a leader in the preparation of globally responsive teachers through a University-wide commitment to teacher education.

We invite you to learn about the STEP Program under the School of Education by selecting from the links to the left.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Megan Litster,  STEP Co-Coordinator  
3009 Cowley Hall, Biology Department   

Dr. Jennifer Kosiak,  STEP Co-Coordinator  
1004 Cowley Hall, Mathematics Department   

Upcoming Events

The Spring 2016 Admission deadline is Friday, Feb. 19th. For more information on the admission process, see the link to the left or contact Dr. Matt Chedister at

Attend the Making the Most of Your First Years conference on April 15, 2016. This conference will focus on research-based best practices designed to support the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of the middle level learner. Registration is free for teacher candidates. Click here for more information and registration.

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