Kansas initial license or added endorsements
Most people who finish a licensure program at KU will apply online. Go to www.ksde.org under Educator Licensure, Applications, to find the Form 1 application. It takes about 15 minutes to read the instructions and complete the form. Allow about 2 weeks for processing at KU (after all grades are posted); then you will receive an automated email with instructions for paying the fee to KSDE. Processing at KSDE takes 4-8 weeks, but the day you pay the fee is the "effective" date of the license.
You must apply on paper if you:
- are doing two actions at once (such as renewing and adding an endorsement)
- have a degree from another country, or
- answer "yes" to any criminal questions.
Kansas provisional licensure
Provisional licensure is allowed in many teaching subjects in Kansas; however, 98% of the provisional recommendations from KU are for Special Education. Applicants must hold a current Kansas teaching license in regular education, and have a job that requires the provisional. To qualify for a provisional in Adaptive, for example, a student must have completed the characteristics course, the first methods course and the first practicum. Contact Alisa if you have questions; download the Form 4 with instructions here.
Kansas substitute licensure
There are two kinds of substitute license in Kansas. A "5-year Standard Substitute" requires completion of a teacher education program. An "Emergency Substitute" is a one-year license available to any person with 60+ hours of college credit. E-subs may teach up to 50% time with no benefits, and pay is typically $85-100 per day. Districts hired fewer e-subs in 2011 and 2012 since they had pools of unemployed licensed teachers willing to sub. If you wish to apply for the emergency sub license, download Form 8a at the www.ksde.org website under Educator Licensure.