Kansas - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Policy

Area: 
Educator Licensure Policy
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

In Kansas, in order to be licensed, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, complete an approved teacher preparation program, and pass the required pedagogical examination. Specific licensure requirements are listed under 91-1-203.

Body: 

(a) Initial licenses.

(1) Each applicant for an initial teaching license shall submit to the state board the following:
(A) An official transcript verifying the granting of a bachelor’s degree;
(B) verification from an accredited institution by the unit head or designee of completion of a teacher education program;
(C) verification of successful completion of a pedagogical assessment as determined by the state board;
(D) verification of successful completion of an endorsement content assessment as determined by the state board;
(E) verification of eight semester hours of recent credit;
(F) an application for an initial license; and
(G) the licensure fee.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/08/2016