GPA minimum for School of Education questioned

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Screenshot of The Oswegonian article written by Justine Polonski

October 10, 2013

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Starting in the fall of 2015, the GPA requirements necessary to gain admissions to SUNY-system education programs will be raised to better prepare students for their future professions.

Barbara Garii is one of the associate deans of the School of Education at Oswego State. She voiced the change in admissions requirements from the point of view of the administration.

“Right now, while any entering first-year student may declare a teacher preparation major, all teacher candidates in the School of Education are required to maintain a 2.50 or better GPA to register for the courses in the major,” Garii said. “The new expectation is that entering first-year students will be required to have a high school GPA of 3.00 (B) or better to declare a teacher preparation major in the School of Education upon entry to SUNY Oswego.” Continue reading