ArtAltman wrote: > > I have a salary question. I was wondering what your districts' policy on > hours above a masters degree is? I have a masters degree and have taken 30 > hours above and beyond the requirements of that degree. However I took those > hours as a graduate student and not after I graduated with my masters of Art > Education. Because of this logistical time issue my district will not honor > those 30 hours and I am put in the first masters pay lane even though the 30 > hours I took were not required for my degree. Just out of curiosity how would > your districts look at this situation? -R. Altman, Waukegan High School
I serve as the rep from the HS to our district's professional growth
committee, so am quite familiar with our policies. Our district has the
same policy as yours: any credits taken _before_ the degree was awarded
do not count towards professional growth. It follows that if you are a
student, you're not a "professional" yet, so you can't be earning
professional growth, can you?
I had 24 hours of graduate level reading courses--and a reading
endorsement--in addition to the MA in art ed. Though I was initially
hired here as a reading specialist, I was unable to get professional
growth credit for it after I'd been hired.