Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.
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 university partners. These institutions are accredited by several accrediting agencies. Our University-Partnered Courses should be acceptable for Kansas 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