A grade point average of at least 2.75 is required in all professional education courses. Students also must maintain a 2.75 GPA or better in all courses required for the major, including courses required for areas of concentration in middle grades and for certification in secondary and special subjects (P-12).
Students must earn a minimum of a "C" in all required courses for certification. Students may repeat no more than two (2) such courses. If a student receives less than a "C" in more than two (2) education courses, the student will be dismissed from the Teacher Education Program. A teacher education course may be repeated only one time.
In graduate-level programs, including the Masters of Arts in Teaching program, candidates must earn a B or higher in all courses. A candidate may repeat an education course only one time and no student may repeat more than two courses in his/her program at Mercer. A certificaiton candidate may not re-take an equivalent class at another college in order to replace a grade earned at Mercer.