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Testing Information

Will I have to complete testing requirements for an initial Kansas license?

To qualify for a Kansas initial teaching license, you must complete a content knowledge assessment in each of the endorsement or teaching subjects areas for which you completed a teacher preparation program.  You will also need to complete a pedagogy or teaching skills test, the Principles of Learning and Teaching

Where do I take the teaching or school specialist tests and how do I register?

The required assessments are administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS).  They are part of the ETS Praxis II Series of assessments.  For registration information, testing sites, and study guides go to the http://www.ets.org/praxis


Where do I take the school leadership (building and district) test and how do I register?

The required assessments are administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS).  They are part of the ETS School Leadership Series of assessments.  For registration information, testing sites, and study guides go to the http://www.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.fab2360b1645a1de9b3a0779f1751509/?vgnextoid=a729197a484f4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD
 

Are there any exemptions from the tests?

Yes.  There are exemptions for:

  1. Experienced educators who meet specific experience and licensure requirements
  2. Applicants who have completed comparable out-of-state assessment(s) and  have achieved licensure in another state. 
  3. Initial Kansas applicants who are National Board Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  4. Applicants who were licensed or certified before May 1, 1986.

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Licensure Operator 
785-296-2288

Interim Director of Teacher Licensure & Accreditation
Susan Helbert
785-296-2289
shelbert@ksde.org

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

Assistant Director Accreditation, Educator Evaluation, and Professional Development
Jeannette Nobo
785-296-4948
jnobo@ksde.org

Kansas Volunteer Commission,
Assistant Director
Jessica Noble
785-296-3163
jnoble@ksde.org

 

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