Contact Information

Kansas State Department of Education
Teacher Licensure and Accreditation (TLA)
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182

Phone: (785) 296-2288
Fax: (785) 296-7933

Kansas Board of Education: http://www.ksde.org/

Certification Requirements

Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes

Master's Degree Needed: Yes

Praxis II Library Media Specialist Test Needed: Yes: Score of 153 or above

Conditional School Specialist License:

  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited college
  • Completion of a graduate level state approved program
  • 3.25 cumulative grade point average in graduate coursework
  • Regency – means the applicant must have at least eight credit hours or one year of accredited experience completed within the last six years
  • Currently valid Kansas professional teaching license (if applying for counselor, library media, reading specialist)
  • School specialist content assessment

Other Testing Needed: Yes, passing scores on the Praxis II – Principles of Learning and Teaching Description: A Master's degree in library science and current teacher licensure.

Reciprocity: Yes, through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement. This can be found at: http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements

MLA Citation "Kansas." School Library Connection, September 2015, schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/1959119?tab=1.

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