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After a brief hiatus to accommodate adjustments based on the original Pilot evaluation process, universities are again accepting qualified candidates into the Limited Apprentice License (LAL) program for High Incidence Special Education. A Limited Apprentice License/Program for Elementary Eduation will no longer be available.
Issuance of the LAL license remains contingent upon completing the 1st semester requirements of the program. Candidates accepted into a LAL High Incidence program this spring should be able to complete 1st semester requirements by the end of the summer semester, thus qualifying them to apply for the LAL license and placement in a teaching assignment for next school year.
To review a summary of the program and requirements, go here: Limited Apprentice License Summary
The application process will be a joint application with required sections for the applicant, the university and the employing LEA to complete. The application process will be a one-time submission – the two step application with the Progress Report has been eliminated. The application is submitted when the application becomes eligible for the license – AFTER completion of the 1st semester requirements. A link to the application form will be posted here.
Teacher Licensure and Accreditation continues to migrate applications to the new application platform KLAS. Once logged into to the Kansas Licensure Application System educators will have two menu options:
Select the "KLAS – Use only for Form 2, 3a, or 8" to submit one of the following applications:
All other applications will be accessed selecting the "License Applications - Use for all other license applications" menu option.
To view licensing requirements and to access the Kansas License Application System, visit the License Application page by clicking here: License Applications
The two documents linked below provide a summary of routes to the classroom for individuals.
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