Preparing Educators as Leaders

Renewing a Kansas License

Renewals have become more complicated in recent years and requirements will vary depending on whether your license is current or expired, or whether you've been teaching or not. Renewal forms, with several pages of instructions, may be downloaded from the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) web site under "Teaching," then "Licensure," then "Applications." Renewals are usually sent directly to KSDE, not to KU, unless you are adding an endorsement at the same time. If you have specific renewal questions, please call KSDE at 785-296-2288. They are the authorities.

Renew a 2-year Initial License

If you have been teaching and completed a "mentoring program" in Kansas, use the Form 22 to "Upgrade to the 5-year Professional License". If you have not been teaching, use the Form 20 from the KSDE web site.

Proof of College Credit for Recency

If you need proof of recent college credit or degree from KU, order an official hardcopy transcript (not the electronic version) from the KU Registrar. Keep the envelope sealed and forward to KSDE with the appropriate application. 


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
785-864-9602
abranham@ku.edu

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
Research from KU’s largest grant, the $24.5 million SWIFT project, assists educators, children, and families across the United States
The award-winning special education faculty published 140 refereed articles, 11 books, and 60 chapters in 2015-16
Students with intellectual disabilities are participating in KU undergraduate programs through a grant-funded KU special education program
Researchers on a $3.5 million grant are collecting data on an innovative reading program designed to teach reading to students with the most significant disabilities in seven Kansas school districts
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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