GPA question

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  1. xTeacherManX

    xTeacherManX Rookie

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    I figured I would save this question for the professionals that are already teaching who hopefully have some experience with this sort of thing.

    I recently graduated with my Masters in Childhood Education. Prior to my Masters I had a Bachelors in English. My concern is my gpa for my Masters and my transcript. My overall gpa was a 3.67 in which I recieved grades of a C and an A-. The rest of my classes I earned A's. I was worried if either my GPA or either of these grades will prevent me from finding a job. I worked hard in Graduate School but personal circumstances caused me to faulter some. Is a 3.67 gpa for a Masters low? I know most people seem to earn a 4.0 or close to it for their Masters. I would appreciate any feedback or opinions, especially from those who might have had similar experiences. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. JustMe

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    I don't think you have anything to worry about. I know of too many people teaching with a 2.5 undergraduate GPA.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    You don't have to put your GPA on your resume...It's advisable not to if you don't have in the 4.o range...
     
  5. xTeacherManX

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    I understand that but they'll still need a copy of my transcripts once I get hired and some online applications ask you for your gpa.
     
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    I don't think it is anything to worry about ...
     
  7. MsWK

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    You've got my same degrees!

    As someone who does hiring, I can tell you I rarely look at grades as long as someone has the degree. I do take note when there are lots of Ws. That's a red flag. Finishing with one C is not a big deal. Nothing to worry about.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Once you're hired it doesn't matter. If the application asks for it, be truthful.
     
  9. xTeacherManX

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    Thanks for help everyone. This is something that I've been really worried about. So the one A- on top of a C shouldn't pose a threat either? I'm sorry if I'm overanalyzing here. I just don't want grades to get in the way of my dreams to teach. I worked hard and I admit I've made mistakes but I still have all the motivation and desire to be a great teacher.
     
  10. LMath85

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    When I interviewed for my current position they asked nothing of which I completed as an undergraduate. They only looked for the certificate. I also did not have to send my transcripts to the district. I suppose its different everywhere.

    I wouldn't worry too much. Good luck though
     
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    When I participated in a forum helping student teachers look for jobs, many HR people from districts said NOT to put a 4.0 on your resume...too many principals think that someone with a 4.0 will not be flexible or able to relate with struggling kids. So, your GPA looks great.
     

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