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Kansas Restricted Teaching License Alternative Pathway

If you’re looking to become a teacher in Kansas but already hold a bachelor’s degree in a different field, the Restricted Teaching License Alternative Pathway is available to expedite the typical four-year process. Here is a look at what the program is all about and what you need to know before applying.

Program Mission and Overview

The Restricted Teaching License Alternative Pathway was designed to fill the needs of various school districts in the state that have a teacher shortage. The program attracts mid-career professionals who want to make the transition into teaching. Alternative licensure is available only to secondary teachers. Candidates in this program fill full-time teaching positions while completing required coursework to earn a long-term teaching licensure. In order to participate in the program, prospective teachers must apply through an approved university in the state.

Eligibility and How to Apply

Interested candidates must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in an academic subject, such as math, science or English, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA for the last 60 credit hours of coursework in college.
  • Pass the PRAXIS II content area exam.
  • Obtain employment in a school district.
  • Complete supervised practical training in the hiring school district.
  • Choose an approved institution and follow the institution’s application process.

Financial Information

Candidates who participate in this program are responsible for all tuition and fees charged by the institution through which they complete the program. Financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and federal or private student loans may be utilized.


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