Licensure Pathways

Topeka Public Schools requires that teachers be licensed in the content area/grade level in which they are employed. 

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TEACHERS ON AN INITIAL LICENSE

(upgrade to the Professional License)

Obtained license before July 1, 2017 Obtained license after July 1, 2017 
  • Complete an approved one year mentoring program
  • Complete Form 21 (ksde.org)
  • Pay Fee ($60.00)
  • Complete an approved two year mentoring program
  • Complete Form 21 (ksde.org)
  • Pay fee ($60.00)

 

 

School Specialists (reading specialists, library media specialists, counselors) and New Building Leaders

(upgrade to the Professional License)

  • Complete an approved one year mentoring program
  • Complete Form 21 (ksde.org)
  • Pay Fee ($60.00)

Additional information on licensure click ksde.org

If you need any further assistance or are in need of license renewal, please call the Professional Learning Office at 785.295.3087 or email Betty Young at byoung@tps501.org.

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