It is a New York state requirement for university placement in alternative teaching certification programs that a candidate’s undergraduate transcript be reviewed for cumulative GPA and coursework. We are bound by our university partnerships and state regulations in this aspect and are unable to substitute a graduate degree in place of the undergraduate degree.
All candidates must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Candidates with an undergraduate GPA between a 2.5 and 3.0 are eligible to apply but will be required to submit a GPA statement to provide more context about the GPA that falls below state and university requirements. We are unable to offer further exceptions to our GPA requirement, regardless of where your GPA was earned or any other academic or professional achievements.
You are also welcome to upload your transcripts from any graduate work that you have completed. This is helpful to our team if you would like to use coursework from your graduate studies to meet credit requirements for certain subject area assignments.