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Decision Point 5: Graduation

Candidates will have successfully completed student teaching if they:

  • Pass the Pennsylvania Statewide Evaluation Form for Student Professional Knowledge and Practice (PA-430 form) with a score of 1 or higher on each category;
  • Receive a "Met" or higher rating on the Candidate Professional Disposition Instrument – Level 3 during student teaching; and
  • Pass a departmental exit interview. Each department may have different requirements for the exit interview. Check with your department for details.

Once a candidate graduates, the GPA is permanent. Candidates cannot return to Cal U to retake courses to improve their undergraduate GPA after their graduation.