Overview of Licensure Services
As educator and wellness professional licensure becomes more complex every year, we want all KU alumni and current students to know that there are people and services available to support you! And you've come to the right place! Our programs are traditional, NCATE/CAEP-accredited programs which offer strong preparation for an exciting profession – please visit our program pages, and submit the Request Info Form if you would like to learn more. This portion of our web site focuses on early childhood through 12th grade educator licensure, and has some basic information for other professional licenses as well. If, after reading the information within our pages, you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a good chance I’ll know the answer, or I’ll know where to direct you. Because I continue to serve as a Licensure Officer since 1999, I have deep knowledge of our programs – let me help you!
Sincerely, Alisa Branham - KU School of Education Licensure Officer
KU alumni who need to have “verification” or “recommendation” forms completed for certification/licensure in other states should mail these documents directly to Alisa Branham, at 1122 West Campus Rd., 211 JRP, KU School of Education, Lawrence KS 66045. It’s helpful if you’ll attach a note with any prior last names (if applicable) and your current email address. Please allow two weeks for processing by the School, and a few more business days if the KU (university) seal is required. Since these forms often contain private information, we normally ask alumni to mail hard copies and expect hard copies in return. We are reluctant to send completed forms via email, for security reasons, and most states still require original signatures and seals.
KU does not offer any programs for “alternative” licensure (called the "restricted license" in Kansas). You can locate institutions that offer alternative programs by going to www.ksde.org under Teaching, Licensure, Restricted Teaching License/Alternative Pathway.