GPA Requirement

Grade Point Average Requirement for Student Teaching

Before you can student teach, these academic requirements must be met:

The grade point average (GPA) requirements for acceptance into student teaching in the Teacher Education Program are:

  • 3.0 gpa - Major
  • 3.0 gpa - School of Education
  • 2.5 gpa - Cumulative

If your GPA is less than Gonzaga University's requirements in at least one of these areas, please submit a typewritten document containing the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Your major
  3. Standardized Test Scores: ACT, SAT, etc.
  4. Mid-term grades for this semester - attach a copy of your mid-term grade sheet
  5. Extra-curricular activities while attending school
  6. Extenuating circumstances that caused you to receive low grades
  7. A short essay describing why you think you will be able to be successful in student teaching
  8. If your GPA in your major is below 3.0, please ask a professor in your major to write a letter supporting your acceptance into student teaching.

Forward the typewritten document and the letter from the professor to:

Chair, Teacher Education
School of Education
Gonzaga University
Box 25
Spokane, WA 99258

This information will help us to determine whether or not you should be accepted into the student teacher program. This information will be necessary in order to complete you file.

714 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 25
Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-3514
Fax: (509) 313-3472

Cathy Dieter
Director of Field Experience
Phone: (509) 313-3516

Graduate Admissions
Phone: (509) 313-3481
Fax: (509) 313-5821