If your UNDERGRADUATE GPA is lower than a 3.0, you MUST also complete a GPA Statement.
If you obtained a graduate degree, please note that we are required to look at your
undergraduate GPA for eligibility. We cannot accept your graduate GPA in place of your undergraduate GPA.
The GPA Statement is a great space to discuss any extenuating circumstances which may have led to your undergraduate GPA falling below the 3.0 requirement, present any evidence of personal and professional growth or achievement, and offer compelling evidence to demonstrate that you will be able to perform well in a rigorous master’s degree program while teaching full-time.
If your undergraduate GPA is below a 2.5 and you have not earned a master's degree, you are NOT ELIGIBLE for this program. We are bound by our university partnerships and state regulations in this aspect and are unable to offer further exceptions to our GPA requirement, regardless of where your GPA was earned or any other professional achievements.
We will review applications from candidates who have an undergraduate final cumulative GPA lower than a 3.0 holistically—meaning we will take into consideration GPA Statements, essays, accomplishments and demonstrations of leadership.