Frequently Asked Questions - Teacher's License

  • What teaching licensure areas are available through this program?  Art, Music, Modern Languages (Spanish, French, German), Physical Education, Social Studies, Psychology, English language arts, Speech/Theatre, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Business, Middle School Science, Physics, History/Government and Journalism.
  • May I take the courework if my GPA is below 2.75 for the last 60 hours of my college coursework?  Only if there is a possibility of raising your GPA for the last 60 hours to 2.75 before applying for a restricted license.
  • What is a restricted teaching license? It is a license that allows an individual limited access to practice in a school under a special arrangement among the individual, a Kansas teacher education institution, and an LEA.  For ESU’s program this will refer only to the secondary subject areas approved for this program. Special education is not included.
  • Is this program applicable for middle level licensure?  Yes, Middle School Mathematics, Science, English, and Social Studies are options.  All other content areas are 6-12 except art, modern languages, music and physical education.
  • Is this program applicable for PK-12 or elementary level?   This program is secondary (6-12) except in the PK-12 subject areas of art, modern languages, music, or physical education. Elementary education is not available in any Alternate Route Programs in Kansas.
  • May I teach subjects other than that of the alternate route program subject area?  No, you must teach only the subjects you are qualified for. You can be hired for at least a ½ time position and be eligible for a restricted license.  School specialists must hold at least a ½ time position in their area of school counseling or library/media.
  • What is the teaching internship? It is a paid position in the school with you serving as a teacher in the licensure subject area.
  • How long will it take me to complete the program and apply for an initial teaching license?  It will take a minimum of one school year and maximum of two school years.  Several factors will determine the length of time to complete the program.

     

Instruction from Dr. Phil Bennett, ESU Dean of The Teacher's College  

      Instruction from Dr. Phil Bennett, former ESU Dean of The Teacher's College

Interns receiving cooperative learning instruction  from ESU professor, Dr. Darla Mallein  

     Interns receiving cooperative learning instruction  from ESU professor, Dr. Darla Mallein

Dr. Blake West, KNEA President, instructing interns on Legal Issues.  

    Dr. Blake West, KNEA President, instructing interns on Legal Issues.