Teacher Licensure

Prepare for your Kansas Teaching License

At Ottawa University, you can take the next step in your teaching career and seek Kansas teacher certification with course work designed to help you acquire the skills you need to be an effective teacher at the secondary or elementary education levels.

If you’re seeking alternative teaching certification in Kansas, these programs meet requirements set by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). They are offered in 8-week terms that begin six times per year.

At Ottawa University, you may choose to pursue a concentration in elementary education or secondary education. Teacher education course work will be tailored to whichever concentration you choose, but may cover subjects such as education psychology; foundation of early childhood development; classroom management; assessment; instructional education technology; and methods for teaching reading, science, language arts, math and social studies.

These teacher certification programs give you the necessary training, course work and expertise needed to become a licensed Kansas teacher in elementary education or secondary education. Upon completion of the state-prescribed pre-certification performance tests and your certificate program, you will be ready to become a teacher students look to for inspiration and guidance..

To learn more about our teacher education programs and how you can seek alternative teaching certification in Kansas, contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you have about our programs or what it takes to become a licensed teacher.

*Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) requires that all teachers pass the Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test and a subject assessment test in each content area(s) for which they apply for licensure.