Academic Standing and Dismissal

To continue in the Graduate Education and/or certification programs, students must continue to meet the following criteria:
  1. Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher each 8 week term in the program. If a student drops below a cumulative GPA of 3.0, he or she will receive a warning letter from the program director and be placed on academic probation for the duration of one semester. Academic probation includes an academic plan for improvement created collaboratively and signed by the student and the program director. If, after the academic probation semester, the cumulative GPA remains below 3.0 or the student fails to meet the requirements of the academic improvement plan, the student may be dismissed from the program. The student will not be allowed to graduate from any Graduate Education program with a GPA lower than 3.0. 
  2. The student must earn at least a B- grade in all classes to remain in good standing. If the student earns more than one C grade in the Graduate Education program, the student must choose to retake one of the classes and earn a B- or better in that class. This applies regardless of the effect of the C grades upon cumulative GPA.
  3. If the student earns a C- or lower in any Graduate Education class, the student must retake the class. The grade earned must keep the student in compliance with point 2 above. This applies regardless of the effect of the C- or lower grade upon cumulative GPA.
  4. Students who fail any course will be allowed to repeat that course one time. Students who do not pass the course on the second attempt, will be academically dismissed from the program.
  5. Graduate Education  students are expected to demonstrate professional behavior that reflects a commitment to the ethics of the education profession (see Idaho educator Code of Ethics). Behavior contrary to these ethics may be cause for review of the student's status in the program. Examples of unprofessional conduct that would warrant such a review include oral and written statements that are derogatory toward students, faculty and other persons involved in a student's education. Discrimination or disrespect shown to persons on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, family structure, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation is contrary to the purposes and values of education and may result in a review of the student's status and possible dismissal from the program.