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The Teacher Licensure and Accreditation (TLA) team is responsible for issuing educator licenses, overseeing Kansas K12 accreditation, 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. TLA also houses the Kansas Volunteer Commission, which directs effective national service programs, leads disability inclusion initiatives, and volunteer management training.
If you have started a paper application renewal process, you may continue through that process. You do not have to start over with an online application.
Already familiar with the online application process? Go directly to the login site. https://appspublic.ksde.org/AuthenticationPublic/login.aspx
Limited Apprentice License - Pilot Programs for Elementary Education & High Incidence Special Education
What: A State Board of Education approved two-year statewide pilot of alternative pathways for elementary education and high incidence special education. Based on recommendations from the Teacher Vacancy and Supply Committee.
Additional details and application forms available here.
Limited TAP License: Contact Wichita State University regarding the Teacher Apprentice Program (TAP) innovative elementary/early childhood unified program. Wichita State University will provide requirements and forms. The Limited TAP License allows placement in a general education assignment Birth - Grade 6 or a special education assignment at the Birth - Grade 3 level.
Categorical Aid Reimbursement as a professional is available once the Limited Apprentice License for High Incidence Special Education or the Limited TAP License is in effect for teachers placed in appropriate special education assignments.
The two documents linked below provide a summary of routes to the classroom for individuals.
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