Acceptable Grades and Grade Point Average (GPA)

Acceptable Grades

Content Core - Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting content core requirements.

Pedagogical Core - Only courses with a grade of C or above for undergraduate level, and B- or above for graduate level courses are acceptable toward meeting pedagogical core requirements.

General Core in Liberal Arts & Sciences- The minimum grade requirement does not apply to coursework to satisfy the general core requirements, except where specified in certain coursework requirement descriptions.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

A prerequisite for transcripts to be evaluated for some pathways to certification, is  to have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 on a scale to 4.0  A GPA cannot be rounded up to meet the 2.50 minimum. The GPA requirement pertains only to the institution of higher education awarding the degree (the requirement is not applicable to any institutions previously attended).

If the GPA requirement is not met, transcripts are not evaluated  and application fees are not refundable. If a Master’s degree is subsequently earned with a GPA of 2.50 or higher, the coursework may be evaluated.

Last Updated: November 5, 2015