The Department of Education is composed of the Stillman Teacher Education Program (STEP). The major function of the Department is the preparation of individuals committed to excellence and to becoming competent teachers. The mandate is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, dispositions, curriculum, technology, methods of teaching, assessing and evaluating, field experiences, and personal guidance to foster student interest and ability in educational settings. The primary focus of the department is to prepare teacher candidates to teach in elementary and/or secondary schools. This focus is aligned with the College’s mission to render quality leadership and service to society.