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  • Welcome

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

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

    Upcoming Events

    Join the School of Education for the eDOC's Film Screening: Brooklyn Castle on December 3rd from 7:00 – 8:45 pm in 1309 Centennial Hall. A SoE social will be held from 6:15-7:00 on that evening. Brooklyn Castle tells the stories of various members of a junior high chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city school.

    Come to the Mathematics Education Technology Fair on December 7th from 5:30-7:30 in the SoE Collaborative Learning Studio (273 Murphy Library). During the event, education students from a variety of mathematics education courses will showcase technology-enhanced projects that they have designed for use in elementary, middle and high school classrooms.

    The Spring 2016 Admission deadline is Friday, Feb. 16th. For more information on the admission process, see the link to the left or contact Dr. Matt Chedister at

    For the latest news, follow  both the UWL STEP Program and School of Education on Facebook.