Roanoke College

Professional Licensure Program (PLP)



Roanoke College offers a Professional Licensure Program (PLP) to graduates of regionally accredited institutions of higher learning.  Graduates seeking program admission must meet and maintain all requirements of the Roanoke College teacher licensure program.  Roanoke College graduates who return to pursue teacher licensure and who were not admitted to the program prior to completing their degree requirements will be classified as PLP students.

Formal Admission to the Professional Licensure Program:

  • VCLA completed successfully
  • Praxis I math completed successfully OR SAT/ACT equivalency
  • 2.5 or greater GPA, overall and 2.5 or greater GPA in major achieved at the student's graduating institution
  • Two references from former instructor or supervisors, describing a candidate/s skills and dispositions
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Approval of Education faculty

Formal Admission to the Professional Licensure Program:

  • Admission to or competency for TESL 370 or EDUC 370, EDUC 338 or 490/491/492

 Additional Information:

  • PLP students must meet all teacher licensure program requirements specified in the handbook for admission to methods courses (EDUC 311, 320, 330, 345, 350, 351, TESL 330, 346) and field based courses (TESL 370 or EDUC 370, EDUC 338, 490/491).
  • GPA in content courses may be augmented by Roanoke College coursework.
  • At time of application for student teaching, a 2.5 GPA must be achieved in Education coursework at Roanoke College.
  • No more than half of the student's Education courses may be transferred to Roanoke College, and at least one Education methods course must be taken at Roanoke College.  No more than one of the transferred courses can be for EDUC 311, 320, 330, 345, 350, 351.
  • EDUC 242 must be taken at Roanoke College.