Become a Teacher
The state of Kansas, its communities, and schools recognize the importance of education and teaching. The state has an exemplary public school system that employs more than 42,000 teachers and 28,000 support personnel — ranging from school administrators, program directors, coordinators, and related service personnel.
Districts and agencies in the state offer competitive salaries and benefits for educators with a range of backgrounds, including Kansas-educated teachers, teachers who have moved to the state, and mid-career changers.
Types of Licenses
Kansas offers a variety of licenses for practicing teachers, incoming teachers, and out-of-state teachers.
- Conditional — The initial Kansas teaching license, good for 2 years
- Professional — A 2nd level license that is maintained through professional development, good for 5 years
- Accomplished — An advanced-level license for an individual who has achieved National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), good for 10 years
- One-year nonrenewable
- Two-year Exchange License
- Two-year Provisional License
- Restricted (Alternative licensure program)
- Technical Certificates
- Substitute License
See yourself as a Kansas educator
The videos below explore the possibilities of becoming a teacher in Kansas.