Overview of Licensure Services
Professional licensure becomes more complex every year; we are here to support you! Educator preparation programs at KU are traditional, NCATE/CAEP-accredited programs which offer strong preparation for an exciting profession – please visit our academics pages 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 contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have served as a licensure officer since 1999, so there is a good chance I’ll know the answer, or I’ll know where to direct you.
Alisa Branham, Licensure Officer
KU School of Education
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.