Overview of Kansas Testing Requirements
How to Qualify for Licensure
For initial licensure in Kansas, all candidates must:
- Earn a baccalaureate degree
- Complete an approved program of teacher education
- Pass The Praxis Series™ tests for their licensure area
- Submit the appropriate licensure form and fees
For information on licensure via an alternate route, visit the Kansas Department of Education alternate route page.
ETS is offering several additional tests in a computer-delivered format that will be introduced throughout the testing year. Visit Test Centers and Dates to find testing centers near you. For tests available in both formats (paper and computer), the computer-delivered versions cover the same content as the paper-delivered versions and are scored on the same scale; however, the computer-delivered tests have different test codes.
- Art: Content Knowledge (5134) — February 2013
- Biology: Content Knowledge (5235) — September 2012
- Business Education: Content Knowledge (5101) — December 2012
- Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) — September 2012
- Earth and Space Sciences: Content Knowledge (5571) — October 2012
- Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision (5411) — December 2012
- Family and Consumer Sciences (5121) — December 2012
- Library Media Specialist (5311) — February 2013
- Music: Content Knowledge (5113)* — February 2013
- Physics: Content Knowledge (5265) — September 2012
- Professional School Counselor (5421) — February 2013
- Reading Specialist (5301)* — September 2012
- School Superintendent Assessment (6021)* — December 2012
* This test is not available in a paper-delivered format except as required for ADA accommodations.
- 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 teacher 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 a teacher education program at your college or university, you may be required to take the Praxis I® tests to demonstrate your qualifications.
In Kansas, you must also take the appropriate Praxis II® tests for each area of licensure you seek.
- About the Praxis™ Tests
- The Praxis Series™ Information Bulletin
- Prepare for a Test
- Register for a Test
- Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities