Provisional licenses are available to licensed educators who are completing an approved preparation program in a new teaching field OR a school specialist program for school counselor, library media or reading specialist. A provisional license is available at the point where a prescribed portion of the new program is completed and a district wants to hire you in the new field. The provisional license is a two year license. It may be renewed for an additional two years by making appropriate progress on the remaining coursework.
NOTE: Provisionals are not available for school leadership licenses.
What are the requirements for a Provisional Teaching Endorsement License?
NOTE: Provisionals are not available for K-6 elementary endoresments.
What are the requirements for a Provisional Teaching Endorsement License in Special Education?
What are the requirements for a Provisional School Specialist License for school counselor, library media, reading specialist?
How do I start a program for a new teaching subject or for a school specialist?
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 (Word Document) 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.