Online PD Courses for teachers in Kansas (KS)
(not a Kansas teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I renew a teaching license in Kansas?
This chart helps teachers with renewal requirements for a teaching license in KS and understand the renewal process for a Kansas Professional License. Teachers need to know:
- Renewal options are always printed on your teaching license. You may also need to get verification from your principal or director.
- A license may be renewed not more than six months prior to the expiration date.
- Contact the local professional development council in the district in which you are employed. If a teacher is not currently employed, you may contact the district in which you live or work for approval of an individual development plan. ConnectedPD by Professional Learning Board provides online professional development, continuing education and staff development for schools and districts.
1 professional development point (PDP)=one hour, and 1 semester hour of credit awarded by a regionally accredited university= 20 PDPs
Teachers with bachelor’s degree:
- Earn 120 professional development points (PDPs) awarded by a Kansas local professional development council under an approved individual development plan.
- If retired and participating in an educational retirement system, earn 60 professional development points.
Teachers with master’s degree:
- Earn 160 professional development points awarded by a Kansas local professional development council under an approved individual development plan, including at least 80 points for college credit.
- If retired and participating in an educational retirement system, earn 80 professional development points, including at least 40 points for college credit.
If a teacher has a currently valid license and wants to keep the Kansas license while living out-of-state, you may work through the Licensure Review Committee as your professional development council.
How do I contact the KS State Department of Education?
Contact the Kansas State Department of Education
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1212
M-F 8am – 5pm
The information and courses listed on this page are presented as of January 1st, 2020. Please note that state licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is the responsibility of each teacher to know their licensing requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional development and licensing requirements. Professional Learning Board does not guarantee acceptance by your school, district or licensing authority.