Licensure Information

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Tieney Mount serves as the Licensure Officer and makes licensure recommendations to the state once a candidate completes the program.

The following material elaborates briefly on various licensure issues. Please recognize that this is only to be used as a guide and may change depending on changing state requirements. Please contact your academic advisor if you have any questions regarding any of the issues addressed below.

Praxis Information for Kansas Licensure - PLT & Content Codes


Levels of Licensure

Programs "Old" level "New" level

Early Childhood Unified

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Birth-3rd

Elementary Education

K-9

K-6

Middle Level Education

5-9

5-8

Secondary Education

7-12

6-12

K-12 Education

K-12

PreK-12


WSU Licensure and Endorsement Availability

Endorsement Areas State Licensure Levels WSU Degree Code

Early Childhood Unified

Birth-Grade 3

D20B

Elementary

K-6

D21A

History Comprehensive

5-8

D24H

Science

5-8

D24S

English Language Arts

5-8

D24E

Mathematics

5-8

D24M

English Language Arts

6-12

D22E

Mathematics

6-12

D22M

Biology

6-12

D22B

Chemistry

6-12

D22C

History and Government

6-12

D22H

Art

PreK-12

F23E

Foreign Language: French

PreK-12

D23F

Foreign Language: Spanish

PreK-12

D23N

Instrumental Music

PreK-12

F23I

Vocal Music

PreK-12

F23V

Physical Education

PreK-12

D23K

ESOL

PreK-12

D23O

Earth and Space Science

6-12

D22S

Physics

6-12

D22P


Advanced Programs

(requiring licensure in one of the above areas for program admission with the exception being school psychology which does not require a prior license)

Endorsement Areas State Licensure Levels WSU Degree Code

Sp Ed-Early Childhood Unified

 

G17X

Sp Ed-Adaptive

Same as original license

G17P

Sp Ed-Functional

Same as original license

G17L

Sp Ed-Gifted

Same as original license

G17R

School Psych

 

G12H

Building Leadership

 

G17D

District Leadership

 

G41D

Library Media Specialist

 

G17N

Reading Specialist

 

G17N

School Counselor

 

G17M


Required Educational and/or Licensure Tests

  1. Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Required of all students by the Kansas State Department of Education. It is recommended that students take this exam the second semester of your junior year. This test is not required for graduation, but it is a requirement for licensure.
  2. Praxis Content Test: Students must take a content exam for each endorsement area in which they are seeking to earn licensure. This includes teaching endorsement, school specialist and school leadership licenses. This test is required by the Kansas State Department of Education. This test is not required for graduation, but it is a requirement for licensure.