Applying to the Rhodes College Teacher Licensure Program

Application to the Rhodes College Teacher Licensure Program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA.  The deadlines for application to the program are one week after pre-registration for the fall semester and one week after pre-registration for the spring semester. Students will be notified of their admission status within two weeks of the application deadline.  Students are required to have completed the three PRAXIS I Core Academic Skills for Educators tests and scored at least 156 on Reading, 162 on Writing, and 150 on Mathematics.  Additionally, students are required to create a 500 – 700 word essay in response to the prompt on the Educational Studies Teaching and Learning Licensure Track Application.  Create the essay as a word document. 

  • Click here to access the licensure track application.  Send the application and essay to evansk@rhodes.edu

Praxis tests for Elementary Licensure and Secondary Licensure 

Students seeking licensure are required to take a series of Praxis tests.  Rhodes College is a designated score recipient for Praxis test scores.  The recipient code is 1730-Rhodes College. Students must use this code when registering for the Praxis assessments in order for Rhodes to receive the score reports. All students are required to take the PRAXIS I Core Academic Skills for Educators tests and the Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) test.

Additionally there are specific tests required for elementary (K-5) licensure (see changes) and secondary (6-12) licensure (see changes).  Students who select Russian as their content major are only required to take the PLT.