The Undergraduate Advising Center works with undergraduate students before and after they are admitted to the School of Education and with graduate licensure students.
Additionally, all admitted students should request a "transcript evaluation" from Alisa Branham, the Licensure Officer to establish a file in her office during their first or second semesters at KU. If you do not have a prior bachelor's degree and wish to license in mathematics or science and have additional questions, please contact one of the UKanTeach Advisors.
Kansas requires a criminal background check for all new teachers. The cost in Kansas is $50 and the process takes about four weeks to clear the KBI and FBI. GLP students should plan to be fingerprinted during the student teaching semester. If you have additional questions about the criminal background check, contact the Licensure Officer.
Change of Requirements
The Kansas State Department of Education determines licensure requirements in Kansas, and these are subject to change. Current information about Kansas licensure, as well as licensure in other states, is available at our web site or from the Licensure Officer by appointment.
School of Education teacher education programs are NCATE-accredited, which indicates a nationally-recognized level of quality in teacher preparation. KU graduates work all over the U.S. and have no difficulty becoming licensed in other states, although different applications and standardized tests may be required elsewhere.