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Limited Apprentice License for Elementary Education and High Incidence - Pilot Program

In the spring of 2018, the State Board of Education approved a two-year statewide pilot of alternative pathways for elementary education and high incidence special education, to begin summer of 2018. The pilots were based on recommendations from the Teacher Vacancy and Supply Committee (TVSC).  The pilots were designed to accept candidates over two years.  Spring semester of 2020 was the final semester for candidates to enter the original pilot programs.

A formal evaluation process of the pilots is occurring now.  Findings will be provided to the TVSC and the Professional Standards Board and based on the findings, recommendations will be forwarded to the State Board of Education. 

Continue to monitor this webpage for updated information as soon as it is known.  

Send all mail to:

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson, Suite 106
Topeka, KS 66612

Licensure Consultants


Questions regarding emergency substitute and initial teaching licenses:

Christa Chesmore

Myra Stithem

Questions regarding emergency substitute renewals:

Luke McClurg

Questions regarding renewal of a five-year professional license, upgrades to the professional license, or renewal of an initial license:

Shane Carter


For out of state applications and all other inquiries, please contact:

Diana Stephan


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