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Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP)

A page within Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP)

Welcome to the Secondary Teacher Education Preparation (STEP) Program at UW-La Crosse.  STEP is designed as a collaborative program leading to licensure at the Middle and High School levels (grades 4-12) in four different areas (English and Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)*. STEP teacher candidates earn a bachelors degree grounded in an appropriate content area combined with professional education coursework and multiple field experiences.  STEP is part of the School of Education and is guided by its Conceptual Framework, preparing globally responsive teachers through a University-wide commitment to teacher education.

*NOTE:  Teacher candidates admitted to the School of Education prior to Fall 2021 are completing programs in the Early Adolescence-Adolescence (grades 6-12) license range. All teacher candidates admitted to the School of Education in Fall 2021 or later will be completing the newly revised Middle and High School Education (grades 4-12) majors, which are aligned to the current WI teacher preparation law, PI 34.

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 Program Director   
Mathematics Department 
1004 Cowley Hall

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