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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 Fall 2016 Admission deadline is Friday, Sept. 30th. For more information on the admission process, see the link to the left or contact Dr. Matt Chedister at

Join Student WEA (Wisconsin Education Association) for their Aspiring Educators Annual Picnic on Wednesday, September 21st from 4:30-7:30 pm in the Myrick Park Shelter (adjacent to the the north side of campus). Enjoy free food and raffle prizes as you connect with other Education majors and faculty. We hope to see you there! For more information on Student WEA, please email

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