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Licensure

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Overview

Licensure is becoming more complex every day and we are here to help you! The Licensure Officer at KU, Alisa Branham, is the central information source for all licensure questions. Please read the information here, then feel free to contact Alisa by email at abranham@ku.edu if you need further assistance.

Licensure in other states

KU alumni who need to have "verification" or "recommendation" forms completed for licensure in other states should mail paper copies directly to: Licensure, KU School of Education, 1122 West Campus Rd., 211 JRP, Lawrence, KS 66045. Please allow two weeks for processing, three weeks during peak periods. It's very helpful if you'll attach a note listing your KUID number, email address, any prior names, and when you completed your program at KU so we can find your records. Faxes or electronic files are not accepted.

At this time, KU does not offer any programs for alternative licensure/restricted license. You can find more information on alternative licensure programs by contacting the universities listed at the KSDE web site www.ksde.org under Educator Licensure, Restricted Teaching License/Alternative Pathway.

Teacher Education Programs

Undergraduate initial licensure programs

Unified Early Childhood (birth - 3rd grade)

Elementary

Middle-level (5-8th): Math, Science

Secondary (6-12th): English, Social Studies

All levels: Foreign Languages, Health & Physical Education

Graduate initial licensure programs

Early Childhood Unified (birth-K)

Middle-level (5-8th): Math, Science

Secondary (6-12th): Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Math, Physics

All levels: Foreign Languages, Physical Education

School Psychologist

Graduate programs for added endorsements

Questions?

(785) 864-3726 | soeadvising@ku.edu

Applying out of state” information (below)
Licensure Map


PPST (Praxis) Exam Notice

 Note: effective Feb. 27, 2014, the PPST is no longer an admissions requirement for any initial licensure programs.

Licensure News
  • In June 2012, KSDE extended the rule allowing teachers to add most endorsements by simply passing the subject exam. See FAQS, #1 for details!
  • Fingerprint packets may be picked up in 208 JRP
Contact

Alisa Branham
Licensure Officer
#211 JRP Hall
785-864-9602
785-864-5076
abranham@ku.edu

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