/Portals/0/TLA/Licensure/Licensure Documents/Dec 2015/Form 2 - outofstate 10-15.pdf Licenses available
Regulations provide for an initial school leadership license (2 years) and a professional school leadership license (5 years).
Building or District Administrator Requirements
Complete a School Leadership content test:
School leadership exam administered through Educational Testing Services.
For information on testing: https://www.ets.org/praxis/ks/requirements
What are the requirements for a school leadership license?
Initial School Leadership License
Professional School Leadership License
Will I have to complete testing requirements for a school leadership license in Kansas?
Are the requirements for a school leadership license the same if I am an experienced administrator coming from out-of-state?
The degree, program, GPA, recency and minimum experience requirements are the same. However, if you meet specific experience requirements, you may qualify for a professional school leadership license as your initial Kansas license and would be exempt from any testing requirements. If you do not meet the requirements for a professional school leadership license, you would have to meet all requirements of the initial school leadership license, including completion of a school leadership assessment.
Out-of-state applicant requirements for a professional school leadership license:
I want to start a degree program leading to school leadership licensure. Where do I begin?
You need to contact a college or university that offers an approved program in the school leadership area your 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.
I have already completed all the requirements for a license and need to apply. Where can I get an application?
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
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