Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - Kansas


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website http://www.ksde.org/Agency/Division-of-Learning-Services/Teacher-Licensure-and-Accreditation
State information on reciprocity http://ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1012
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Kansas is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate agreement. In addition, Kansas offers a two-year “Exchange License” to eligible candidates from participating states. K.A.R. 91-1-204
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No. Except that to receive a teaching license, out-of-state candidates must have one year of teaching experience or eight semester credit hours completed within the last six years. Candidates not meeting licensure requirements may be eligible for a two-year exchange license, a one-year nonrenewable license if hired by a Kansas district, or a substitute license. K.A.R. 91-1-204
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Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not for all candidates and not immediately.Candidates with at least three years of teaching experience within the past six years or five years of teaching experience total are exempted from assessment requirements and may be eligible for a Professional License. Candidates not meeting experience requirements must pass content and pedagogy assessments in order to be eligible for an Initial License or content, pedagogy and performance assessments in order to be eligible for a Professional License, but comparable out-of-state assessments are accepted. Candidates working to complete assessment requirements may still qualify for a license allowing full-time employment. Kansas does not require basic skills testing. K.A.R. 91-1-204
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. To receive an Initial License, out-of-state candidates must verify at least one year of teaching experience or eight semester hours of credit within the last six years. To receive a Professional License candidates must also verify at least three years of teaching experience within the past six years under a standard license or at least five years of teaching experience under a standard license. Candidates with at least three years of teaching experience within the past six years or five years of teaching experience total are exempted from assessment requirements and are eligible for a Professional License. Candidates not meeting experience requirements must pass content and pedagogy assessments in order to be eligible for an Initial License or content, pedagogy and performance assessments in order to be eligible for a Professional License, but comparable out-of-state assessments are accepted. Candidates not meeting licensure requirements may be eligible for a two-year exchange license, a one-year nonrenewable license if hired by a Kansas district, or a substitute license. K.A.R. 91-1-204
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Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Kansas has two main licensure levels: Initial and Professional. Candidates meeting experience requirements are eligible to receive a Professional License. K.A.R. 91-1-204
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Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? No.

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