Teacher Certification Overview
All teachers employed by USD 453 must be certified teachers of the State of Kansas.
For more information, contact the Kansas State Department of Education:
- (785) 296-2288
- 20 SE 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66612
Renewing/Obtaining Kansas Teaching License
Below are links and guidance on renewing or obtaining your Kansas Teaching License with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE):
State Exchange Agreement
The following states have Licensure Exchange Agreements with the State of Kansas:
- South Dakota
These agreements allow teachers and school specialists who completed their approved university education program in one of these states and are currently licensed in that state to obtain a two-year exchange license in Kansas while they complete any additional Kansas Licensing requirements. Individuals licensed in states not belonging to the exchange agreement may obtain a one-year temporary non-renewable Kansas license while they complete the Kansas pre-certification testing requirements. For more information, visit the Kansas Department of Education website.