Preparing Educators as Leaders

Paper application for Kansas initial license or additional endorsements

Most applicants will not use a paper form – please read details under the "About" tab first.

  1. Download Form 1 (.doc)  and complete Section A (first page only). Please print clearly. Complete # 9 the best you can with your subject and level.
  2. Attach a check or money order for the fee payable to KSDE
  3. Attach a note with your KUID number , email address, and the month/year when you took the licensure exam(s) for this current application.
  4. A KU transcript is NOT required for the Form 1.
  5. Mail to Licensure Officer, KU School of Education, 1122 West Campus Rd., 211 JRP, Lawrence, KS 66049. Alisa will complete the Form 1 and forward it to KSDE.
  6. If you are trying to complete two actions at the same time (for example, renewing your regular education license and adding Adaptive), you must use two hardcopy forms. You should find the Form 4 Provisional application (instructions) on this web site and renewal forms at the KSDE web site. Only one fee, the higher of the two, will be charged if you submit all forms and supporting documents together. Send everything to Alisa first, then she will complete her part and submit the package to KSDE.

Please be aware that we must wait for final grades and degrees to be conferred in some cases.

If you are applying for Building Leadership, District Leadership, or Reading Specialist, you must hold the 5-year Professional teaching license in Kansas.


Alisa Branham
Licensure Officer
#211 JRP Hall

Today the KU Center for Sustainability awarded Dr. Robert Harrington, professor in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education for his work on social climate and education. His research and writings have been used to make classroom environments more welcoming to all students, no matter race, sex, disability, learning style, ethnicity, language, age and class, among others, and thus lead to better educational outcomes. Read more here:
Center announces 2014 Sustainability Leadership Awards | The University of Kansas
Center announces 2014 Sustainability Leadership AwardsMon, 04/21/2014ContactJeff SeverinCenter for Sustainability785-864-5804jseverin@ku.eduLAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will present the 2014 Sustainability Leadership Awards on Tuesday, April 22, as part of KU's Earth…

KU Professional Development Schools (PDS) Alliance 2013 - 2014 Newsltter

10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
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#1 public program in nation for special education
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Assists public schools and other partners in all 105 Kansas counties
$938,377 in scholarship funds awarded to 420+ students
Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12