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     The Visiting International Teachers program allows certified teachers from Spain and China to teach in Kansas schools for a period of up to three years. Teachers are hired primarily to teach Spanish, Chinese, and English as a Second Language, but may teach other subjects such as art, math, science and elementary grades. Visiting teachers provide Kansas students an exciting opportunity to learn about the world and other cultures.

KSDE Visiting International Teacher Program Overview

Kansas Visiting International Teacher Presentation General description of our program, recorded 1/23/14; 19 minutes.
Kansas Visiting International Teacher TimelinePDFThis calendar serves all Kansas participants.
China--Memo of UnderstandingPDFFormal agreement that allows teacher recruitment through the Chinese ministry of education, Hanban, and its representatives.
Spain--Memo of UnderstandingPDFFormal agreement that allows teacher recruitment through the Ministry of Education in Madrid.

For School Districts

2017-18 VIT Commit to Hire/InvoiceDOCProgram fee paid by district
Letter of Intent 2018 This "letter of intent" (form) is to be filled out by a district that would like to hire a teacher from Spain or China.

For Teachers

Agreement to Teach in KansasDOCAfter accepting a job offer from a district, the teacher uses this form to supply information needed for visa documents.
Credential Evaluation: link to www.naces.org "Current members" of this organization are approved for credential evaluations for teacher licensure by KSDE.
Driver's License or state identification cardPDF 

Professional Information

Kansas World Language AssociationProfessional organization for teachers.
School ReportsFind annual report cards by entering the Unified School District (USD) number in the search bar.
World Language ResourcesKSDE World Language Home page

Cultural and Community Information

Kansas City International Airport 
KCI Roadrunner Charter Shuttle Service 
State of Kansas See Living, Education, Travel & Tourism, and Facts and History
Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport 
There's No Place Like Kansas (Visitors Guide)Calendar of events, things to do, dining, lodging, and shopping
Current WeatherEnter the zip code for your town in the search bar at upper right, to get current weather conditions or watch a recent radar loop.
Exploring Historical Sites in KansasPlan to visit historical sites yourself, or take your students.
Kansas Driver's LicenseThe Kansas Division of Motor Vehicles issues driver's licenses; it's part of the KS Department of Revenue.
Kansas Maps 

Other Links

Clicking on any of the following links will take you to World Language websites that are not maintained by the Kansas State Department of Education.

World Languages
Program Consultant

Regina Peszat
(785) 296-1891

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979

Assistant Director

Branden Johnson
(785) 296-2078

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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