April 16, 2018

Kansas Teacher Certification

Average Teacher Salary: $41,369
Average State Salary for All Jobs: $37,640

Coursework and Preparation Programs You’ll Need:

You’ll need a Bachelor’s Degree before you can teach in Kansas schools. There are no special undergraduate coursework requirements in individual subject areas for Kansas teacher certification. You will, however, need to complete a Kansas-approved teacher preparation program. A list of approved programs is available here:
Approved Preparation Programs and Institutions
For a list of alternative teacher preparation programs, see the National Center for Alternative Certification Web site.


For teacher certification in Kansas, you’ll need to take the following test for basic teaching skills:
PPST (Pre Professional Skills Test) Official Site | Praxis 1 Test
You’ll also need to take the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) portion of the
Praxis 2 Exams Official Site | Praxis 2 Test
and one or more of the Praxis II tests in specific subject areas.

Reciprocity Agreements

The State of Kansas has reciprocity agreements to accept teaching credentials from most other states. Kansas belongs to the NASDTEC Interstate Contract, the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, and the Central States Exchange Agreement with South Dakota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Facts about Kansas Teacher Certification

Differential pay support is available for teachers in high needs subject areas.
After teaching in Kansas for three years, a teacher becomes eligible for tenure.

For Further Information

You can contact the Kansas State Department of Education about teacher certification at this address:
Kansas State Department of Education
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182

Or you can call at (785) 296-3201 .
In addition, the following official Web sites have information about the Kansas teacher certification process:

Kansas State Department of Education
Kansas Teacher Resources