Licensure Information

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

Coursework within the teacher education  program prepares a student for the PRAXIS licensure exams required by the State of Kansas for application for a teacher license or endorsement.  Completion of the PRAXIS licensure exams with a passing score is required by the State of Kansas for a candidate applying for teacher license and/or endorsement. The following material elaborates briefly on the levels of licensure available. 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


Out of State Licensure Requirements

Teacher Education

Master's of Education: Counseling

School Psychology

Building Leadership

District Leadership

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: Undergraduate Programs 

 

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

 

G17U

District Leadership

 

G07E

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.

Disclosure Statement

Section 207 of Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA) mandates that the Department of Educationcollect certain data on the performance of teacher preparation programs to prepare an annual report to Congress. Section 207 (f)(1) requires that institutions enrolling students who receive federal assistance who have a teacher preparation program must under the HEA report certain information to the general public. Section 207 (f)(2) requires this information be included with any material routinely sent to potential applicants, high school guidance counselors, and prospective employers. This information is likewise to be made available to the general public upon request. Information in this document is prepared in accordance with the Reference and Reporting Guide for Preparing State and Institutional Reports on the Quality of Teacher Preparation: Title II, Higher Education Act. Questions about any information included in this document should be directed to the Office of the Dean, College of Applied Studies; Box 131; Wichita State University; Wichita, KS

Teacher Education at Wichita State University
June 2020

Pass Information: Individual Assessment Pass Rate Data: Program Completers
Institution Name/Code                                         Wichita State University/ 6884

2018/19 Aggregate and Summary Assessment Pages Rate Data for Program Completers
Type of Assessment/ Code Number Number Taking Assessment Number Passing Assessment Institution Pass Rate Institution Pass Rate for Largest Program
Assessment 1: 5621 PLT PK Traditional: 6
Alternative: 19


Traditional --
Alternative: 15

79% N/A
Assessment 2: 5622 PLT K-6

Traditional: 68
Alternative: 26

67
24

99%
92%

N/A

Assessment 3: 5623 PLT 5-9 Traditional: 6
Alternative: 1

-

-

N/A
Assessment 4: 5624 PLT 7-12 Traditional: 33
Alternative: 19
32
19
97%%
100%
N/A
Professional Knowledge and Content Traditional 114 109 96% 96% Elementary
Professional Knowledge and Content Alternative 66 59 89% 89% ECU

Enrollment: Number of Enrolled Students in the Teacher Preparation Program 2018/19
Traditional: 266
Alternative: 385
Average Student Teaching Time Requirements:  1) Hours per week: 40.  2) Weeks: 15/semester    3) Total Hours: 600

2017/18 Aggregate and Summary Assessment Pages Rate Data for Program Completers
Type of Assessment/ Code Number Number Taking Assessment Number Passing Assessment Institution Pass Rate Institution Pass Rate for Largest Program
Assessment 1: 5621 PLT PK 4 - - N/A
Assessment 2: 5622 PLT K-6

110

110

100%

N/A

Assessment 3: 5623 PLT 5-9 22

22

100%

N/A
Assessment 4: 5624 PLT 7-12 Traditional: 42
Alternative: 15
42
15
100%
100%
N/A
Professional Knowledge and Content Traditional 92 92  100% 100% Elementary
Professional Knowledge and Content Alternative 5 5 100% 100% Biology

 

2016/17 Aggregate and Summary Assessment Pass Rate Data for Program Completers
Type of Assessment Number Taking Assessments. Number Passing Assessments Institution State Pass Rate
Assessment 1: 5621 PLT PK  8 - - -
Assessment 2: 5622 PLT K-6 114 113 99% -
Assessment 3: 5623 PLT 5-9 Traditional: 18
Alternative: 1
Traditional: 18
Alternative: -
100%
-
-
Assessment 4: 5624 PLT 7-12 Traditional: 52
Alternative: 12
Traditional: 52
Alternative:12
100%
100% 
-

Aggregate and Summary Assessment Pass Rate Data
All Program Completers Number Taking Assessments Number Passing Assessments Institution Pass Rates
2018-2019 Traditional : 114
Alternative: 66
109
59
96%
89% 
2017-2018 Traditional: 178
Alternative: 16
176
16
 99%
100%
2016-2017 Traditional: 194
Alternative: 13
191
13
  98%
100%