Advanced Programs for Licensure
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A licensed teacher in the State of Kansas can add an endorsement to his/her license. A licensed teacher may have an endorsement in a specific content area which validates that the teacher is qualified or knowledgable in that area. Licensure recommendations are initiated through the Office of Licensure, 13 Bluemont Hall. The College of Education will recommend for licensure individuals satisfying program requirements for the following content areas:
Teaching Endorsements for Licensure
Kansas State University offers Kansas elementary and secondary teachers and administrators the opportunity to complete requirements for an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement on campus or through distance education. Endorsement in many states, including Kansas, also requires a passing score on a PRAXIS exam.
The special education endorsement can be granted to a person who holds a valid Kansas Professional Teaching License for the level (i.e., elementary or secondary) of special education preparation. The online endorsement programs for high incidence or low incidence special education may lead to a master’s degree in special education. At least half of the credits required for special education endorsement must be earned at K-State, including at least one major course and one practicum, before the College of Education may recommend for special education endorsement.
Reading specialists serve and positively impact a large number of children and young adults and provide support and intervention for struggling readers. Special licensure requirements exist for K-12 school teachers of special reading classes in Kansas. After completion of this 18-credit hour program's requirements, you will be eligible to apply for a Kansas Reading Specialist endorsement.
School counselors are integral to the educational system. This 48-credit hour program is an accredited master's degree in school counseling leading to school counseling licensure.
This license qualifies you to be a building principal at the PK–12 level. You must have a graduate degree, complete the requirements for the Building Leadership program with a 3.25 or higher GPA, have a current Professional Teaching License and pass the PRAXIS subject assessment test. You must also have 3 years of experience in the school while on a Professional License. Like the Teaching License, you begin your Leadership career with a two-year Initial License.
This license qualifies you to be a District Superintendent at the PK–12 level. You must have a graduate degree, complete the requirements for the District Leadership program with a 3.25 or higher GPA, have a current Professional Teaching License and pass the PRAXIS subject assessment test. You must also have 3 years of experience in the school while on a Professional License. Like the Teaching License, you begin your leadership career with a two-year Initial License. Students who already hold a master’s degree in educational leadership may apply those degree hours toward this license.
For more information about advanced programs for licenseure, contact: Diane Murphy, K-State Licensing Officer at a email@example.com.