Read KSDE's instructions PDF (takes about 15 minutes).The process is fairly intuitive but you may want to print the instructions before starting. Remember, you can "save/hold" the application at any time during your data entry.
Enter data accurately on the online forms! Please edit carefully and print yourself a copy before hitting the submit button. FYI, all degrees from KU are issued either in late May (date varies) or August 1 or December 31. We cannot process your application until all grades for all licensure courses are officially posted and/or the necessary degrees are conferred. For example, if you are a Music Education or UKanTeach student graduating in Fall, we cannot process your application until late-January.
Applicants for a new, initial license must be fingerprinted, which is a separate process. The special KSDE fingerprint packages are available in 208 JRP or from Alisa or from KSDE. Applicants should be fingerprinted about 2-4 months before applying for licensure. If you have a current emergency substitute license in Kansas, you will not need to be fingerprinted again.
Students who have failed exams or not taken the exams may apply for a "one-year non-renewable" license using the Form 1, but this is less desirable for several reasons. Primarily, these people are not "highly qualified" and some districts will not hire them. Talk with Alisa (email@example.com) if you have questions.
#211 JRP Hall 785-864-9602 785-864-5076 firstname.lastname@example.org
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