II. State Personnel Standards
Quality Indicator 3: State personnel standards across disciplines are aligned to national professional organization personnel standards.
Quality Indicator 4: The criteria for state certification, licensure, credentialing and/or endorsement are aligned to state personnel standards and national professional organization personnel standards across disciplines.
There are 13 disciplines that serve young children age birth to age 5 and their families. The Kansas state standards have been aligned with national standards established by discipline-specific professional organizations. The following table displays the regulatory and license dispensing state department in Kansas, and exam requirements per discipline.
|Early Childhood and
Early Childhood Special Educator
|Kansas Department of Education||No||Yes|
|Deaf / Hearing Impaired Teacher||Kansas Department of Education||No||Yes|
|Vision Specialist||Kansas Department of Education||No||Yes|
|Social Worker||Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board||Yes||Yes|
|School Psychologist||Kansas Department of Education||Not (available, but
|Registered Dietitian||Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services||Yes||Yes|
|Psychologist||Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board||Yes||Yes|
|Family Therapist||Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board||Yes||Yes|
|Speech Language Pathologist||Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services||Yes||Yes|
|Occupational Therapist||Kansas Board of Healing Arts||Yes||Yes|
|Physical Therapist||Kansas Board of Healing Arts||Yes||Yes|
|Nurse||Kansas State Board of Nursing||Yes||Yes|
|Audiologist||Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services||Yes||Yes|
Program Accreditation Explained in Video
Most states mandate that EPPs be accredited. In 2013, the two major accreditation agencies for education programs (NCATE and TEAC) merged to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). For more information about the accreditation process for EPPs as well as other disciplines see an informative video on the topic by clicking here or on this picture. »