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Upgrade an Initial Teaching License, School Specialist, or School Leadership License to the Professional License based upon mentoring

Use this form if you have completed a mentoring program through your school district. 

The following are the basic requirements for upgrade the initial license to the professional license:
 
  1. Completion of a year-long mentoring program.
  2. Completion of one year of accredited experience in an endorsement area under the initial license.

Ready to Apply

Before you can fill-out and submit any online application, you must register a user name and password to be used for this application process.  Remember this user name and password if you want to pay electronically when it is time to pay!
 
Steps for completing an online application: 
 
  1. Click on the register button to display the KSDE User Registration Form.
  2. Follow the steps to complete the registration process.
  3. Log in with the username and password you created to see the KSDE Web Applications link.
  4. Click on the “License Application” menu option to access the application form you need.
  5. Fill in the form and submit.
  6. You can monitor the progress of your application using the Educator License Lookup.
 
*Do not log-in with the username and password you may use to access KEEP or other KSDE authenticated applications.

Office/Building Hours
M-F 8am - 5pm


Licensure Operator 
785-296-2288

Director
Scott Myers
smyers@ksde.org

Assistant Director Licensure
Susan Helbert
785-296-2289
shelbert@ksde.org

Assistant Director Accreditation and Educator Evaluation
Bill Bagshaw
785-296-2198
bbagshaw@ksde.org

Kansas Volunteer Commission,
Executive Director
Brittany Crabtree
785-296-8447
bcrabtree@ksde.org

 

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