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Grade Point Average Required for Certification

Currently, all candidates for certification must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. Professional education coursework and content area coursework must also be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. In 2017, the overall GPA must be a minimum of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale; professional education coursework and content area coursework rises to a minimum 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

A grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing total quality points by the total semester hours attempted. "Totals" include all coursework attempted from all colleges attended.

  • A higher grade earned in the same course that was repeated at the same institution will replace the first grade in the computation.
  • Credits earned with a Pass/Fail grade are not counted.
  • If transcripts include quarter hours, credits will be converted to semester hours whereby 1 quarter hour equals .67 semester hour.

Note: New grade point average requirements (2.75 cumulative, 3.00 content area and 3.00 professional education) will be in effect for all candidates effective August 1, 2017.

POINTS ASSIGNED TO GRADES

A

=

4.00

A-

=

3.67

B+

=

3.33

B

=

3.00

B-

=

2.67

C+

=

2.33

C

=

2.00

C-

=

1.67

D+

=

1.33

D

=

1.00

D-

=

0.67

F

=

0.00