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How to become a teacher in Kansas
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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.

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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.

Find your dream teaching job in Kansas

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