Meet Licensure Requirements for Kansas – and Beyond...

Shaping the future of PreK-12 students requires a state-issued license. The completion of program requirements at Fort Hays State University partially fulfills licensure requirements for the state of Kansas.  To complete Kansas licensure, candidates must hold an initial license and fulfill the following additional requirements:

  •  Verification of successful completion of the appropriate content assessment as determined by the state board; 
  •  Verification of at least one year of recent accredited experience or at least eight semester hours of recent credit; 
  •  Successful completion of the appropriate KSDE performance assessment. 
    • NOTE: This is for all program areas except ESOL, Special Education Adaptive, and Special Education Gifted;
  • Submission of an application for the license and the licensure fee.

Since certification and testing requirements in other states are subject to change, you will need contact the appropriate state certification office and inquire about the requirements and steps to take for certification outside Kansas.  However, the Department of Advanced Education Programs enrolls many students from around the country who have determined that our programs meet state requirements.