State proposes hiking minimum college GPA from 2.75 to 3.0 in attempt to improve quality of new educators

By John Mooney

In what is billed as another way to improve teacher quality, the Christie administration wants to require would-be teachers to have at least a B average.

Regulations that would raise the required college grade point average (GPA) of new teachers to 3.0, the equivalent of a B, were proposed yesterday by state Education Commissioner Chris Cerf.

The current minimum is 2.75, although at least half of the state’s teacher education programs already require a 3.0 for both enrollment and graduation.


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