Do I have to be hired full-time? No, but you must be hired at least half-time and your employment for alternate route program subject area must be the equivalent of fifty percent of a full-time position in the area you are qualified to teach or be a school specialist.
What kind of license will I receive? If all requirements are met for the license, you will be issued a restricted license by the Kansas State Department of Education for the alternate route program subject area(s). This license may be reissued once for a total of two years.
What is the GPA requirement for restricted teaching license? For the restricted teaching license you must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 hours of college course work to be issued a restricted license. This will include the education courses taken as a part of this program.
What is the GPA requirement for restricted school specialist license? For the restricted school specialist license, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 in graduate coursework.
Are there any other requirements for the restricted school specialist license? Yes, the restricted school specialist license for school counselor requires a minimum of three years of full-time professional counseling and the restricted school specialist license for library media specialist requires three years of full-time professional librarian experience for the license to be issued by the state. ESU does not determine if your experience meets this state regulation.
Why is a background check required? State regulations require a background check for any school personnel licensed in Kansas.
Instruction from Dr. Phil Bennett, former ESU Dean of The Teacher's College
Interns receiving cooperative learning instruction from ESU professor, Dr. Darla Mallein
Dr. Blake West, KNEA President, instructing interns on Legal Issues.