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Teacher Licensure Directory

Teacher Licensure
Educator Evaluation 
Higher Education and Educator Preparation 
Mentoring


Teacher Licensure

Director 
Shane Carter
Email

Coordinators
Leslie Bruton
For assistance with EDCS, Licensed Personnel Report, and Fall/Spring Vacancy Report
Email

Joe Midgley 
Operations-for assistance with traning on all aspects of licensure
Email

Diana Stephan
Licensure questions
Email

Education Program Consultants 
Christa Chesmore
Email

Brea Cudney Christian 
Email

Public Service Administrators
Jessica Apodaca
For assistance with fingerprints
Email

Cindy Coleman 
Email

Luke McClurg
Email

Myra Stithem
Email

Administrative Assistant 
Connie Comstock
For assistance with general questions
Email

Educator Evaluation 
Ann Yates
Evaluations Coordinator
evaluations@ksde.org

Higher Education and Educator Preparation 
Catherine Chmidling
Education Program Consultant
cchmidling@ksde.org

Joe Midgley 
Education Program Consultant
jmidgley@ksde.org

Mentoring
Ed Kalas
Mentoring Plan Review and Approval
ekalas@ksde.org

Shane Carter-Director
Mentoring Funding and General Funding

 

 

Office/Building Hours:
M-F 8am - 5pm

Send all mail to:

KSDE
Attention: Teacher Licensure
900 S.W. Jackson Street, Suite 102
Topeka, KS 66612-1212

Licensure Operator 

TLALicense@ksde.org
785-296-2288

 

License Forms

License Application Forms

Form 1
-Initial (teaching, specialist, leadership)
-Standard Substitute
-One-year nonrenewable
-Add Endorsement (If adding endorsement by testing only, Use Form 22)

Form 2:
-Out of state
-Out of Country

Form 3a: Renew of Professional license

Form 3b: Upgrade one-year nonrenewable or transitional 

Form 3c: Transitional (Kansas License expired over six months)

Form 4: Provisional License (Completing Kansas Program)

Form 5: Standard substitute 

From 8: Emergency Substitute

Form 9: Restricted (Kansas Alternative Route)

Form 10: STEM

Form 11: Accomplished License (National Board Certified Teachers ONLY)

Form 19: Upgrade Initial School Psychologist or Direct Entry School Counselor

Form 20: Renew initial teaching, school specialist or school leadership (NOT Professional)

Form 21: Upgrade initial teaching, school specialist, school leadership to Professional

From 22: Add new teaching endorsement by testing

Form 24: Limited apprentice license
 

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