STUDENTS IN CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS IN TEACHER EDUCATION ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE WITH THE TRADITIONAL GRADING SYSTEM RATHER THAN THE PASS/FAIL OPTION. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE PASS/FAIL OPTION COULD PRESENT A CHALLENGE FOR TIMELY PROGRESSION AND PROGRAM COMPLETION.
STUDENTS IN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS LEADING TO TEACHER CERTIFICATION
If you are an undergraduate student in a teacher certification program and plan to exercise the Pass/Fail option for the Spring, 2020 semester, it is imperative that you contact an advisor in Student Services before doing so. Your minimum GPA must be 2.75 overall, 2.75 in the teaching field, and 2.75 in professional studies courses. A grade of “Pass” does not calculate into your GPA. You are strongly encouraged to complete this semester with the traditional grading system and not to choose the Pass/Fail Option.
STUDENTS IN GRADUATE PROGRAMS LEADING TO TEACHER CERTIFICATION
Graduate students in all certification programs are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor before exercising the Pass/Fail option for Spring, 2020 semester. All master’s level students (Alt A and Traditional A) must complete a program with a minimum 3.25 GPA, while EdS (Class AA) program completers must earn 3.50 for graduation and program completion. The State Dept. does not allow the ‘rounding-up’ of GPAs. Grades of “Pass” do not calculate into the GPA.