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College of Education
006 Bluemont Hall
1114 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5525
785-532-7304 fax
edcoll@k-state.edu

Dr. Thomas S. Vontz
Professor and Director
tvontz@k-state.edu

Dr. David Allen
Associate Professor
Director of Field Experiences
dallen@k-state.edu

Julie Hunt
Global Campus
College of Education
Academic Program Coordinator
1-800-622-2578 (toll free)
jhunt@k-state.edu

Licensure Information

Applying for Kansas Licensure

At the beginning of the spring semester, you should register with the Career Center to obtain access to job listings, participate in interviews, and have your resume referred to employers. In addition to registering with the Career Center, you should be familiar with the services and resources they offer.

Completion of the MAT is partial fulfillment of the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) requirements for a two-year initial license. The KSDE requires that all teachers pass the PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) Grades K-6 test as well as the PRAXIS II Elementary Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment test.

To receive a Kansas teaching license, those who have completed an appropriate teacher education program must submit an application for the initial teaching license through the Center for Student and Professional Services. As an applicant for a Kansas teaching license, you should be aware that the application requests information on prior felonies and diversion agreements. Conviction of certain misdemeanors and all felonies may result in denial of licensure. Fingerprints and a KBI/FBI background check are also required upon application for an initial Kansas teaching license. Questions about this should be addressed to the university’s licensing officer at 785-532-5524.

The KSDE license application form should be submitted on-line AFTER May 1 for May completers.


Obtaining Licensure in Your State

Kansas is a part of National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) maintains reciprocal teacher certification agreements with all 50 states and US Territories.

Certification requirements for a state other than Kansas (PDF)