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Mentoring for Teachers, Specialists and Leaders

Teacher/School Specialist Mentor Plans Checklist and Plan Review Process


Please use this checklist to ensure that your Teacher/School Specialist plans have the minimum components required based on the criteria established by the Kansas State Department of Education

Teacher_Specialist Mentoring Plans Checklist and Review Final.pdf

Professional Education Standards.pdf

KSDE will use this checklist to ensure a consistent, thorough and timely review of Teacher/School Specialist mentoring plans. (Posted 12/8/21)




Mentoring Guidelines For Leaders

 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
Archived Mentor and Induction GuidanceEd Kalas 5/27/2021770.39 KBDownload
Mentoring Guidelines for LeadershipEd Kalas 2/2/202123.24 KBDownload

Teacher Mentoring Funding


STIPENDS 2021-22

As required by statute, districts must apply for mentor grant funds this fall, in order for their qualified mentor teachers to be eligible for the state funded mentor stipend.  Districts apply for the mentor grant by reporting their participating mentor teachers this fall.   

Enter your mentor teachers into the Mentor Programs application - a KSDE authenticated application.

(Request access to Mentor Programs using the Manage My Account function for KSDE Authenticated Applications if you do not already have access.

Deadline is September 27, 2021

For mentors to meet the statutory requirements for the state funded stipend, mentors must:    

  • hold a professional or accomplished level license
  • hold an assignment as a classroom teacher
    • reported as educator type 1-5 in the EDCS/LPR
  • have three consecutive school years of employment in the school district where they are providing the mentoring
  • cannot be mentoring more than two new-to-the profession teachers (classroom teachers in their 1st 3 years of teaching)
  • have completed a mentor training program (based on the mentor program guidelines)

To review detailed guidance information on mentoring and mentor stipend qualifications Click Here: Mentoring and State Funded Stipends

Districts will log back into the application during the spring 2021 semester to validate their mentors/assigned mentees and submit.   

Questions on mentor stipends contact

Ed Kalas at ekalas@ksde.org.


Mentoring Contacts

Mentoring Funding
General Mentoring

Shane Carter, Director,
Teacher Licensure

Mentoring Plan
Review and Approval

Ed Kalas,
Education Program Consultant

Licensure Consultants

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