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Re: pay question

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Maggie White (mwhite)
Sat, 12 Sep 1998 20:26:00 -0700

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.