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     The Visiting International Teachers program allows certified teachers from Spain and Germany to teach in Kansas schools for a period of one to three years. Teachers are hired to teach a variety of subjects at all levels, from Pre-K to 12th grade such as art, math, science, Spanish, German, English as a Second Language, and even English Language Arts. Visiting teachers provide Kansas students an exciting opportunity to learn about the world and other cultures. This exchange visitor program operates under the auspices of the Fulbright Hays Act. Districts match visiting teachers with a volunteer community mentor who helps them adjust to living in the United States for their short tenure. Through this program, many Kansans have made friends with people beyond our borders, which is the purpose of the Fulbright Hays Act.

KSDE Visiting International Teacher Program Overview

Kansas Visiting International Teacher TimelinePDFThis calendar serves all Kansas participants.
France - Memo of UnderstandingPDFFormal agreement that allows teacher and student exchanges, and supports partnerships between schools and students to pursue educational projects.
Germany - Memo of UnderstandingPDFFormal Agreement that allows teacher recruitment and educational exchange activities through the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad.
Spain - Memo of UnderstandingPDFFormal agreement that allows teacher recruitment through the Ministry of Education in Madrid.

For School Districts

Handbook for Teachers and DistrictsPDFKansas VIT 2019-2020 Handbook. This short document outlines the roles and responsibilities of teachers and their school districts. It also contains general information about the program.
Letter of Intent 2019-2020 FillablePDFSchools interested in interviewing a candidate from Spain or Germany should complete this fillable form and e-mail it to rpeszat@ksde.org. Submitting this form does not obligate the district to hire a visiting international teacher.

For Visiting International 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.
Handbook for Teachers and DistrictsPDFThis short document outlines the roles and responsibilities of teachers and their school districts. It also contains general information about the program.
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.
Opportunities for American college students to be teaching assistants in SpainThe English Language and Culture Assistants' program provides university students, graduates, and native speakers of English with the opportunity to support English teachers in Spain.

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
Curricular Standards
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325

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