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Stanford Teaching Education Program (STEP)

12 months
56487 USD/year
56487 USD/year
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Stanford GSE is organized into three academic areas: Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education (CTE); Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS); and Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education (SHIPS). The Stanford Teaching Education Program (STEP) program is offered at Stanford University.


Key facts

The Stanford Teaching Education Program (STEP) offered by Stanford University is a nationally renowned 12-month full time program preparing future teacher leaders at the elementary and secondary levels. STEP integrates a world-class academic program with a well-supported, yearlong classroom placement.

The design of the program makes for an academically rigorous year. A record of academic success gives applicants the opportunity to succeed at the Master's level. Applicants to STEP Secondary should demonstrate a strong knowledge of and commitment to the subject matter of their teaching specialization (i.e., Math, Science, English, History/Social Science, or World Languages).

The desire to work compassionately and constructively with youth is essential for finding fulfillment and success as a teacher. We seek applicants with a range of meaningful prior experience with youth (e.g., experience as a camp counselor, athletic coach, special needs classroom assistant, church youth group leader, etc.).

Our Teacher Candidates share a set of core values, including a commitment to social justice, a recognition of the virtues and values of a diverse student population, and a dedication to equity and excellence for all students.

At its best, teaching is a collaborative, professional endeavor. Our Teacher Candidates work together to support shared goals and enhance the teaching profession.

At STEP, we strive to cultivate teacher leaders within and beyond the classroom. We foster these qualities by offering Candidates the tools to become advocates for their students, agents of school change, and well-regarded and valued members of their communities.


Stanford University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Becoming Literate in School 
  • Quantitative Reasoning and Mathematics 
  • The Creative Arts in Elementary Classrooms
  • Development of Scientific Reasoning and Knowledge 
  • Literacy, History and Social Science
  • Equity and Schooling
  • Child Development In and Beyond Schools
  • Ethics in Teaching
  • Introduction to Academic Language

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


35 SCH


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Stanford online application including statement of purpose.
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • Two official transcripts from each institution you attended for at least one year
  • GRE and TOEFL scores reported directly to Stanford (code 4704) - Learn more about these test requirements
  • Recent scholarly or critical paper (20-35 pages, double-spaced). Applicants may submit two or three shorter samples if they do not have a long one.
  • CV/resume (optional but recommended)
  • Application fee of $125

Tuition Fee

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    56487 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56487 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    56487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56487 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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