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Grade Point Average Required for Certification

Currently, all candidates for certification must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. Professional education coursework and content area coursework must also be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Students graduating prior to August 1, 2017 from a baccalaureate program approved by the Department, a grade point average of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale, and in the major area of study is required.

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.

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