The Teacher Licensure (TL) team is responsible for issuing educator licenses, facilitating the review of educator training programs at all Kansas institutions of higher education and coordinating a process for those institutions that leads to accreditation by the Kansas State Board of Education, and coordinating and supporting professional learning.
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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Attention: Teacher Licensure
900 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 102
Topeka, KS 66612-1212
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The Kansas State Board of Education approved a motion to allow educators who retired, and have an expired license, qualify for a Transitional license during the 2022-2023 school year without an application processing fee.
To apply for the license, eligible educators must complete the following:
1. Submit the Form 3c application via the Kansas Licensure Application System. Do not pay for the application. Here is a link to the application system User Login for KSDE Web Applications.
2. Email a copy of your KPERS Verification of Income to the licensure team at TLALicense@ksde.org. Upon receipt of the Verification of Income, the Form 3c application will be submitted with the fee waived.
3. If you do not have a copy of the Verification of Income, contact KPERS at 785-296-6666.
4. Submit a fingerprint card and $50.00 background check fee in the form of a check or money order if a valid clearance is not on file with KSDE.
At the June 15, 2022 meeting, the Kansas State Board of Education moved to allow for a temporary modification to the Emergency Substitute License.
Temporary Expanded Qualification: Expires Dec. 31, 2022
An individual may temporarily qualify for an emergency substitute license with the following:
*Click here to register and complete the Greenbush Emergency Substitute Training Modules: plus.greenbush.org.
Expanded Emergency Substitute Application Instruction:
To apply for the emergency substitute license based on completion of the Greenbush Training Modules, complete the following:
Expanded Emergency Substitute Application Local School District Instructions:
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. (more information...)
To accommodate people with disabilities, on request, auxiliary aides and services will be provided and reasonable modifications to policies and programs will be made. To request accommodations or for more information please contact the Office of General Counsel at email@example.com or by 785-296-3201.