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The Teacher Licensure and Accreditation (TLA) team is responsible for issuing educator licenses, overseeing Kansas K12 accreditation, facilitating the review of educator training programs at all Kansas institutions of higher education and coordinating a process for those institutions that leads to accreditation by the Kansas State Board of Education, and coordinating and supporting professional learning. TLA also houses the Kansas Volunteer Commission, which directs effective national service programs, leads disability inclusion initiatives, and volunteer management training.


Scroll down (past the “Announcements” section) to find links to the specific TLA information you need!

Announcements

Routes to the Classroom - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ROUTES TO THE CLASSROOM

The two documents linked below provide a summary of routes to the classroom for individuals.

Routes to the Classroom                                   2014 Regulation Changes

                     

 

 
Change in Fingerprint Requirement for Licensure - Friday, October 17, 2014

FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENT CHANGE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15, 2014

At their September 2014 meeting, the Kansas State Board of Education adopted regulation changes regarding requirements for a fingerprint based records check. These changes will affect veteran educators who have never submitted fingerprints as part of any previous application for a Kansas certificate or license issued by the Kansas State Department of Education.

 

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 15, 2014:
Any person submitting any of the following will ALSO be required to submit AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, a complete set of fingerprints and the required fee:

  • An application for the first Kansas certificate or license;
  • An application for renewal of an expired Kansas certificate or license; or
  • NEW»» An application for renewal of a valid Kansas certificate or license, if the person has never submitted fingerprints as part of any previous application for a Kansas certificate or license.

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PRINT YOUR LICENSE - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Educators can now view, save, or print a copy of their

currently valid license from License Look-up. 

Read more...

 

 
The Kansas Educator Code of Conduct - Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Kansas Educator Code of Conduct is now available for distribution. Read more...

 

 

Teacher Licensure and Accreditation Resources

External Resources

 

Office/Building Hours
M-F 8am - 5pm


Licensure Operator 
785-296-2288

Director
Scott Myers
smyers@ksde.org

Assistant Director Licensure
Susan Helbert
785-296-2289
shelbert@ksde.org

Assistant Director Accreditation and Educator Evaluation
Bill Bagshaw
785-296-2198
bbagshaw@ksde.org

Kansas Volunteer Commission,
Executive Director
Brittany Crabtree
785-296-8447
bcrabtree@ksde.org

 

Click here for a complete list of
Licensure Consultants >>

Educator Evaluation Staff

PK-12 Accreditation Staff

Graduation and Schools of Choice >>

Higher Education and Educator Preparation >>

Professional Learning >>

Kansas Volunteer Commission >>

Mentoring >>

Questions about this page contact:
TJ Boeckman
785-296-4073
tboeckman@ksde.org

Jan Williams
785-296-8012
jwilliams@ksde.org

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