How to Become a Teacher in Kansas: Teacher Certification

How to Become a Teacher in Kansas: Teacher Certification

This is a guide to the usual steps a person might take to become certified to teach in the state of Kansas. Please check with your state to make sure you have the most up-to-date information about the certification process.

For information about teaching salaries in Kansas, please see here.

Standard Kansas Teacher Certification

  1. Earn your bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited school.
  2. Teacher Prep: This includes prep courses, student teaching and other types of internships. To receive a KS teaching Certification, you must have experience in the classroom, even if it’s not paid.
  3. Pass the content area tests (subject area). (See tests and requirements for details.)
  4. Pass the Pedagogy Assessment (PLT).
  5. Request fingerprint card.
  6. 160 days of experiences within last 5 years.
  7. Call (515) 281-3245 for a fingerprint package.
  8. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application (teacher preparation school)
    • Check/money order payable to Bd. Of Educational Examiners
    • Official transcripts, degrees, and school credits
    • Copies of all test scores
    • Mail to:
      Teacher Ed and Licensure
      KS State Department of Education
      120 SE 10th Avenue
      Topeka, KS 66612-1182
      (785)291-3678
  9. Do you want to renew your Kansas Teacher Certification?

Alternative Approach for the Kansas Teacher Certification

Alternatively, there is another path you can take to get your teaching credentials in Kansas -- one that can allow you to start teaching before you complete the teacher education program.

  1. Earn your bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited school
  2. Request fingerprint card
  3. Earn an offer from Kansas School District
  4. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
    • $36 check/money order payable to Kansas State Department of Education
    • Official transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
    • Fingerprint card
    • Copies of all test scores
    • Mail to:
      Teacher Ed and Licensure
      KS State Department of Education
      120 SE 10th Avenue
      Topeka, KS 66612-1182
      (785) 291-3678

Sources:

  1. Kansas State Department of Education, http://www.ksde.org/
  2. Teaching in Kansas Commission II, Kansas State Department of Education, http://www.ksde.org/Agency/Office-of-the-Commissioner/Teaching-in-Kansas-Commission-II

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