Kansas - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Teacher Licensure Renewal

Teacher Licensure Renewal
Policy Type: 

Teachers who already hold a license simply must reapply before the initial license expiration date. If not, other requirements apply that are outlined in 91-1-205.


(a) Initial licenses.
(1) Any person, within five years of the date the person was first issued an initial license, may apply for renewal of the initial license by submitting an application for renewal of the initial license and the licensure fee.
(2) Any person who does not renew the initial license within five years of the date the initial license was issued may obtain one or more additional initial licenses only by meeting the requirements in S.B.R. 91-1-203 (a). The assessments required by S.B.R. 91-1-203 (a) shall have been taken not more than one year before the date of application for the initial license, or the applicant may verify either eight semester hours of recent graduate-level credit related to one or more endorsements on the initial license or one year of recent accredited experience.
(3) A person who does not successfully complete the teaching performance assessment during four years of accredited experience under an
initial teaching license shall not be issued an additional initial teaching license, unless the person successfully completes the following retraining requirements:
(A) A minimum of 12 semester credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale, earned through the verifying teacher education institution and addressing the deficiencies related to the teaching performance assessment criteria; and
(B) following completion of the required credit hours, an unpaid internship supervised by the verifying teacher education institution and consisting of at least 12 weeks, with attainment of a grade of ‘‘B’’ or higher.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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