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Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program

Candidates seeking admission to the post-baccalaureate teacher education program need to meet theses requirements:

  • Possess a minimum 3.00 GPA at the time of application
  • Pass all of the Praxis 1 exams (Reading, Writing and Mathematics
  • Possess valid Act 34, Act 114 and Act 151 clearances

California University of Pennsylvania requires that candidates wanting to enter a post-baccalaureate teacher education program have a minimum GPA of 3.00.  This can be calculated in three different ways:

  1. Use the final overall GPA from the graduating institution, even if only attended that school for 30 credits.
  2. Use the last 48 credits chronologically.  Start with the most recent course and work backwards until 48 credits is reached.  If 48 credits end in the middle of a semester, take the best grades.  It is acceptable to use more than one transcript.
  3. Use the GPA Calculator (link on right hand side of page) to calculate your last 48 credits.

Please see page 16 of the Teacher Education Program Student Handbook for a more detailed overview of above requirements.

Useful Links

GPA Calculator

Admission Form

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