Preparing Educators as Leaders

Add-On Endorsements

Licensed teachers may add endorsements in two ways: 1) By completing an approved program of coursework and passing the appropriate ETS subject exam; or 2) In certain cases, by simply passing a subject exam.

Adding Endorsement by Approved Program

PK-12 Building Leadership
PK-12 District Leadership
Reading Specialist
High-Incidence (Adaptive)
Low Incidence (Functional)

Early Childhood Unified (Birth - Kindergarten)
Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL)

Adding Endorsements By Exam Only

In June 2012, KSDE voted to continue allowing licensed teachers to add many licensure endorsements by simply passing the subject exam. For example, a Physics teacher might be able to pass the Math exam, so he/she could teach both Physics and Math. Please note that this option applies to all content areas except for Elementary, Unified Early Childhood, Special Education, or Administration. Adding endorsements can make teachers more marketable, therefore you might consider doing this!  Contact the Licensure Officer at KU if you have specific questions.  

Licensure Announcements
  • KSDE no longer prints or mails paper licenses. Access your license online.
  • The ETS code for KU School of Education is 6871.
  • Fingerprint packets may be picked up in JRP Hall #208
KU Licensure Officer

Alisa Branham
#211 JRP Hall

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Research expenditures of $36,804,773 for 2011-12
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Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
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