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Upgrade License Requirements

Two Year Exchange Certificate/License

A two-year license based on a formal exchange agreement between Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin.
 

Exchange Teaching

 
Allows individuals who have completed a state-approved teacher education program in their home state and who hold a standard valid license in that state to receive a two-year teaching license in Kansas if they are deficient any of the initial Kansas requirements. During the two-year period, all deficiencies must be completed.
 
Deficiencies may include: licensure examinations and recency credit.
 
Exchange School Specialist (school counselor, library media, reading specialist)
 
Allows individuals who have completed a state-approved school specialist program in their home state and who hold a standard valid school specialist license in that state to receive a two-year school specialist license in Kansas if they are deficient initial Kansas requirements. During the two-year period, all deficiencies must be completed.
 
Deficiencies may include: completion of the content licensure examination; a 3.25 cumulative grade point average in graduate coursework; recency credit.
 
NOTE: Leadership licenses are not included in the agreement.
 
NOTE: Alternative routes to licensure do not fall within the exchange agreement.

Verification of completion of any deficiencies in pre-standard certification/licensure requirements:

1.  Successful completion of the required Kansas pre-standard certification/licensure tests:  Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Test and/or appropriate content assessment(s).

 and/or

2.  Recency:

a. Recent experience-verification of one (1) year of accredited experience within the six-year period prior to application for renewal.  This requirement may be met by teaching under contract one year in an accredited school (not necessarily in Kansas) during the validity of your exchange certificate/license.

or

b.   Recent credit – Semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university that are not older than six years old at the time you apply to upgrade to the full certificate/license.
 and/or

4.  Any other described deficiency.

 The exchange certificate/license is available ONLY once.
Deficiencies MUST be completed so that the applicant can move the full certificate/license.

One Year Non-Renewable

Valid for the current school year only. Applicant meets all requirements for an initial license EXCEPT for all or part of the pre-licensure tests. The applicant must submit a complete application packet. The tests the individual is deficient in must be completed during the school year in order to upgrade to the conditional teaching license.

 Verification of completion of the pre-standard certification/licensure testing requirement(s):

1. Successful completion of the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Test and/or appropriate content assessment(s).

This certificate/license is available ONLY once.
Deficiencies MUST be completed so that the applicant can move to the full certificate/license.

Office/Building Hours
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Licensure Operator 
785-296-2288

Team Director
Scott Myers
smyers@ksde.org

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

Assistant Director
Bill Bagshaw
785-296-2198
bbagshaw@ksde.org

Kansas Volunteer Commission, Executive Director
Nicolette Geisler
785-296-8447
ngeisler@ksde.org

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Questions about this page contact:
TJ Boeckman
785-296-4073
tboeckman@ksde.org

Jan Williams
785-296-8012
jwilliams@ksde.org

 

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