District Leadership Kansas Licensure

The Kansas State University District Educational Leadership license program prepares students for initial level endorsement required from the Kansas State Department of Education for leadership positions at the district level including Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and Director of Special Education. Contact KSDE for information on minimum licensure requirements for specific district level positions or for guidance on reciprocity of licensing with other states. School districts may require position holders to hold district endorsement beyond the minimum as a term of employment.

The district license program may be a non-degree program of study or courses may be embedded in a doctoral degree for those applying to and accepted for admission into a degree program.

For applicants holding a current teaching license and building level leadership license
Initial Kansas Licensure after program requirements are met
Professional Kansas Licensure after Initial Licensure and 1-year supervised internship

Licensing and Endorsement Assistance

Diane Murphy
Licensing Officer