Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification

All teachers employed with the Leavenworth School District are required to be certified teachers of the State of Kansas.

Information regarding certification may be obtained from the Kansas State Department of Education in Topeka at (785) 296-2288 or at their office, located at 120 SE 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66612. You can also visit their website at www.ksde.org and click on licensure under the educator's tab.

Renewing/Obtaining Kansas Teaching License

Below are links and guidance on renewing and/or obtaining your Kansas Teaching License with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE).

License Look-up: This KSDE link allows you see the expiration date for your license and indicates your individual relicensure requirements.

Licensure Home Page: This KSDE link will direct you to the home page, which lists all of their sites for obtaining licensure information.

Application: This KSDE link will take you to the list of all licensure applications and forms.

Exchange Agreement

An exchange agreement is in place for individuals coming to Kansas from the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. This agreement allows 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 additional information, visit the Kansas Department of Education website.


HR will be glad to assist you in the renewal process; however, individual questions are best answered by the licensure officers at KSDE.

KSDE: 785-291-3678 or click here to review the list of contacts on the right side of the page

USD453: Myranda Agnew, 913-684-1400, Myranda.Agnew@usd453.org