I have already completed all the requirements for a license and need to apply. Where can I get an application?
Contact the Licensure Officer at your Kansas institution for the appropriate application form and to coordinate the application process.
Note: Applicants will be issued the highest level of license they qualify for based on review by TEAL staff of the documentation provided.
I have already completed a teacher preparation program in my home country and want to teach in Kansas.
Submission of a credential evaluation report that verifies:
In addition, verification of:
If this is your initial Kansas license, you will also need to Order a Fingerprint Card and Instructions
Initial Out-of-Country Application - Form 2
The application packet will also provide you with the process described below.
Step 1: Obtain a credential evaluation report:
Step 2: Determine if you need to complete pre-licensure assessments:
Step 3: Complete an English proficiency exam:
If your first language is not English, you must present verification of competence in both written and spoken English, by obtaining a passing score on an English language proficiency exam.
Details on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT version) offered through Educational Testing Services (ETS) can be found at www.toefl.org
THE APPLICATION PACKET CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON REQUIREMENTS THAT MUST BE MET and describes additional steps you must complete.
I want to be a teacher and I currently hold degrees from institutions outside the U.S. These degrees are not in education. What do I have to do to become eligible for a teaching license?
You need to contact a college or university that offers an approved program in the teaching endorsement area you are seeking. After you review the list of institutions offering the approved program and have decided on the one you want to work with, contact the licensure officer at the institution for a plan of study.
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Send all mail to:
Attention: Teacher Licensure
900 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 102
Topeka, KS 66612-1212
The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by 785-296-3201.