The Restricted Teaching License Alternative Pathway is intended to respond to school districts’ needs in hiring qualified, licensed teachers. It is designed to recruit mid-career professionals who have a bachelor’s, master’s degree, or equivalent coursework in a content area they want to teach and are seeking a career change. Heritage language speakers with a bachelor’s degree or higher can also utilize the restricted licensure to teach their native languages. This pathway provides an opportunity for these individuals to have immediate access to start teaching under restricted license while completing professional education pedagogy course work to become fully licensed. In order to qualify, the interested applicant should contact the university hosting the program in order to ensure they meet the content requirements for the subject matter they want to teach, and to develop a plan of study with the alternative certification program staff. Program length may vary depending on the institution. The institution will recommend the candidate for a full Kansas license after the educator successfully completes all of the coursework and testing (content and pedagogy) requirements on the plan of study.