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Kansas State Board of Education Expanding Eligibility for Substitute Teachers!

Posted Date: 08/04/2022

Kansas State Board of Education Expanding Eligibility for Substitute Teachers!

As a shortage of Kansas substitute teachers is expected to continue into the 2022-23 school year, the Kansas State Board of Education is expanding eligibility for most anyone with a high school diploma to receive a substitute teacher license.


Here is how….


An individual may temporarily qualify for an emergency substitute license with the following:

  1. High school diploma; and
  2. Completion of Greenbush’s Emergency Substitute Training Modules (training may be completed now *); and
  3. Verification of hire from a local education agency (LEA)
  4. Application and $60 processing fee.
  5. Fingerprint background check and fee.
    1. Individuals who previously received a TEAL license are not required to re-submit fingerprints.
  6. Individual may serve no more than 15 consecutive days in the same assignment.


*Click here to register and complete the Greenbush Emergency Substitute Training Modules:


Expanded Emergency Substitute Application Instruction

To apply for the emergency substitute license based on completion of the Greenbush Training Modules, complete the following:

  1. Complete the Greenbush Emergency Substitute Training Modules.
    1. The Greenbush training modules include a step by step video that details how to submit the application.  HERE is a link to the video.
  2. Submit the Form 8 application via the Kansas Licensure Application System. Here is a link to the application system User Login for KSDE Web Applications.
  3. Within the “Education Information” Section of Form 8, select the following:
    1. State: “KS”
    2. Name of College/University: “Greenbush – Modified Emergency Substitute”
    3. Degree Earned: “No”
    4. Transcript Delivery Method: “Upload Transcript”
  4. Upload the Greenbush Certificate of Completion to the application.
  5. Submit payment.
  6. Contact the hiring district to complete the Expanded Emergency Substitute Qualification Form

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301 Neosho Street
Burlington, Kansas 66839

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Phone: 620-364-8478
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