Hello all, first time posting here, so go easy on me. First, some background. I have known that I want my career to be teaching (math in particular) since I was about 16. At 23, I still feel as strongly as I did then about it. I'm not "falling back" on teaching, it is my first choice. I live in New York, and plan to try to work here. In fact, the only other state possible, would be Connecticut, but that is in the future. Since graduating from SUNY Binghamton with a BA in math, I've been working filler jobs to pay the bills. Since I mistakenly did not take any education classes while in school, I've been looking at the alternative paths to teaching available in New York, specifically Path B. I wish to teach high school math, so I have the correct degree. The hang up is that it lists a 2.5 GPA as a requirement. I got a 2.4 GPA thanks to some self-motivation issues I struggled with throughout college. In fact I probably only graduated because FASFA made me. I blame myself, but it leads to my question for anyone familiar with a situation like this one. Is it possible that I could somehow petition into the program with my subpar grades? Would taking the various testing required for certification beforehand possibly help my case? I don't have the grades to prove, but I have a strong grasp of the material and a strong desire to make other people love math as much as I do. Is it worth giving it a shot, or is there something else I should be doing to try and become a teacher? Thanks for reading!