How do I apply for my teaching license?

At this time, Teacher Licensure and Accreditation allows applicants for the initial as well as the added endorsement license to complete the application on-line. Click the link below to access the web site. Once the web site is accessed, follow the directions provided.

There are a series of steps that will unfold. Each applicant will need to register with Teacher Licensure and Accreditation. Once the information is inputted into the web site, SC can access it to add relevant information to the application such as the applicant's degree and Praxis test scores as well as additional information required.  Once SC submits the application, Teacher Licensure and Accreditation will send the applicant an email on how to pay for the license. Other forms can be obtained for licenses.  They can be downloaded by going to: Kansas State Department of Education

Renewing a License

If assistance is needed to renew a license, please contact Dr. Jackie Glasgow, Licensure Officer at: 1-800-846-1543 ext. 6315 or

Restricted Licensure

An application for an alternative form of licensure known as a restricted license cannot be obtained through the KSDE web site. This licensure application is very specific for secondary licensures, and the SC licensure officer works directly with a potential applicant. SC can be considered as an institution to support a restricted licensure applicant in the following areas: biology, chemistry, English, History and Government, mathematics, music, and speech and theatre. If you need information about restricted licensure, please click the following link:

If the qualifications to obtain a restricted license are met, Southwestern College can assist with a plan of study an applicant can complete. The Southwestern College program is designed for adult learners and is typically completed in less than two years. Please contact Dr. Jackie Glasgow at: 1-800-846-1543 ext. 6315 or for complete information on how to proceed with this type of license.

Please note the following: The KSDE approved and NCATE accredited Teacher Education Program offered by Southwestern College provides study and practice of the essential knowledge, skills, and dispositions for obtaining a teaching license. In addition to successfully completing the program of study, each student is required to take and pass one or more KSDE identified licensure exam(s) at or above the level of performance specified by KSDE. With successful completion of the teacher education program of study as well as passing the required licensure exam(s), Southwestern College will be able to recommend the successful student for a specific teaching license or endorsement.