teaching licenses http://kmuw.org en New Teacher Licensing Law Generates Interest http://kmuw.org/post/new-teacher-licensing-law-generates-interest <p>Kansas officials say the state is hearing from people interested in new teaching license regulations that would allow some people to teach without having education degrees.</p><p>The changes that took effect on Tuesday are aimed at making it easier for people with professional experience to fill teaching vacancies in math, science, technology and engineering.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:32:15 +0000 Associated Press 36845 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Board of Education OKs Teaching License Changes http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-board-education-oks-teaching-license-changes <p>The Kansas State Board of Education has approved changes that will allow people with career experience -but no education degree- to teach in public schools. As Stephen Koranda reports, the changes will allow people with real-world experience to teach subjects including math, science and technical education.</p><p></p><p>The new regulations were prompted by a bill passed earlier this year by the Kansas Legislature, although the Board of Ed had already been considering some new rules. The changes easily passed on a 9-1 vote. That majority included board member Steve Roberts.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:08:47 +0000 Stephen Koranda 36559 at http://kmuw.org KBOE Preparing To Approve New Teacher Licensing Rules http://kmuw.org/post/kboe-preparing-approve-new-teacher-licensing-rules <p>The Kansas State Board of Education is preparing to approve regulations for implementing a new state law allowing teaching licenses for people with relevant experience but no education degree.</p><p>Legislators approved the measure as a way to increase the available pool of teachers in science, math, engineering and technology in secondary schools.</p><p>The board has already given the regulations preliminary approval. Final approval at a meeting today is the last step before the law takes effect July 1.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:36:22 +0000 Associated Press 36493 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Board To Revise Teacher Licensing Rules http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-board-revise-teacher-licensing-rules <p></p><p>The State Board of Education has voted to require all Kansas teachers renewing their licenses to submit fingerprints for checks against a state criminal database. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:24:22 +0000 Associated Press 23590 at http://kmuw.org