New Teacher Resources
To become a teacher in Kansas, you must complete an approved teacher preparation program in the state — but this can take several routes. The traditional path is through a bachelor’s degree or as a post-baccalaureate program, followed by a content knowledge assessment in each of the endorsement or teaching subjects areas for which you completed a teacher preparation program. If you’d like to go this route, find a university offering a program for your desired teaching subject and contact the licensure officer at the university to get started.
If you already have a degree in the subject you want to teach, you may qualify for the Kansas Restricted Teaching License Alternative Pathway.
To explore other ways to become a classroom teacher, check out the Routes to the Classroom chart and Routes to the Classroom wheel.
Online teacher courses
Are online programs an option for you?
- To be eligible, the university offering the online program to earn a teaching license must have regional accreditation and its programs must be approved by the state where the university is located.
- Many of the Kansas universities that provide programs to earn a teaching license offer some or all of the program coursework online.
- If you complete an online program to earn a teaching license through a university-based in another state, you must earn a license from that state before you can apply for a Kansas license.
Moving from another state?
There are a number of licensing options to help you start teaching if you hold a valid full or standard out-of-state license or certificate. To get started, complete the requirements below.
- Submit a Form 2 Out-of-State application packet
- Submit a fingerprint card and fee for a background clearance
Find your dream teaching job in Kansas
Explore the positions available right now across the state. Search by content area, specialty, and location.