Overview of Kansas Testing Requirements

How to Qualify for Licensure

For initial licensure in Kansas, all candidates must:

For information on licensure via an alternate route, visit the Kansas Department of Education alternate route page.

Important Information

  • Beginning with the 2014–15 testing year, ETS will discontinue paper-delivered testing. However, tests will be available in a paper-delivered format as required for ADA accommodations. All scores for previously administered paper-delivered tests are reportable for 10 years from the date the test was taken.
  • ETS is offering the Journalism (5223) test (previously available as paper-delivered test code 0223) in a computer-delivered format that will be introduced in October. Visit Test Centers and Dates to find testing centers near you.
  • Kansas requires your name, address, date of birth and Social Security number (SSN) to process educator licensure paperwork. ETS does not require your SSN for its own purposes, but will submit your information to the Kansas Department of Education with your test results. Failure to provide the information requested above may delay processing of your licensure application.
  • If you test in Kansas, your score report will be sent automatically to the Kansas Department of Education. If you test outside of Kansas, select the Kansas Department of Education (code 7270) as a score recipient when you register or on an additional score report request. You may select up to three recipients at no charge during registration or purchase additional reporting after you test.
  • Persons enrolled in Kansas educator preparation programs must also designate their college or university as a score recipient.

Who Must Take the Tests?

Teacher candidates or those wishing to become licensed must take The Praxis Series tests.

Prior to entering an educator preparation program at your college or university, you may be required to take the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests to demonstrate your qualifications.

In Kansas, you must also take the appropriate Praxis II® tests for each area of licensure you seek.

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