There are several options and requirements for Kansas teachers to obtain licensure. Please visit the Kansas State Department of Education for more details. Kansas’ guidelines for teachers for license renewal and Professional Development requirements are as follows:
If the applicant holds a graduate degree: (Source: Kansas State Department of Education)
- They must earn 120 professional development points awarded by a Kansas local professional development council under an approved individual development plan.
If the applicant does not hold a graduate degree: (Source: Kansas State Department of Education)
- They must earn 160 professional development points awarded by a Kansas local professional development council under an approved individual development plan, including at least 80 points for college credit.
- If retired and participating in an educational retirement system, earn 80 professional development points, including at least 40 points for college credit.
- If completing a program to add a new teaching, school specialist or school leadership endorsement, apply eight semester credit hours of the approved program towards renewal.
- Verify three years of accredited experience during the current professional license IF the applicant holds a graduate degree. This type of experience renewal may be used only twice in the applicant’s career.
- Complete all components of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards assessment for National Board Certification.
- To move to an accomplished teaching license, achieve National Board Certification
Acceptable Professional Development Activities:
Activates completed by the educator as part of the professional development plan. One professional development point means one hour of professional development and one semester hour of credit awarded by a regionally accredited university counts as 20 professional development points.
Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally-accredited Humboldt State University and Seattle Pacific University. These institutions are accredited by WASC-ACSCU (The Western Association of Schools & Colleges) and NWCCU (Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities) respectively. Our University-Partnered Courses should be acceptable for Iowa teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Kansas State Department of Education. All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.
If you would still like to confirm approval of a course, please complete and email our Request Course Approval form to the Kansas State Department of Education.
REFERENCE: Kansas State Department of Education
*The information on this page was last updated 3/2019. Please refer to the Kansas State Department of Education web page for the most accurate and current information on Kansas teacher re-certification requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up-to-date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education and use our Request Course Approval form if you want to confirm use of one of our courses for your professional development, continuing education, or clock hour requirements.
Professional Development Courses for Kansas Teachers
Model Teaching offers Online & Live Professional Development Courses, as well as online Academic Credit courses provided through our University Partners.
Professional Development Courses
Professional Development Courses
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