Eligibility for Master’s Pay
Senate Bill 744 / Session Law 2014-100 Section 8.3 "SECTION 8.22.
Notwithstanding Section 35.11 of this act, only the following teachers and instructional support personnel shall be paid on the "M" salary schedule or receive a salary supplement for academic preparation at the six-year degree level or at the doctoral degree level for the 2014-2015 school year and subsequent school years:
  1. Certified school nurses and instructional support personnel in positions for which a master's degree is required for licensure; and
  2. Teachers and instructional support personnel who were paid on that salary schedule or received that salary supplement prior to the 2014-2015 school year; and
  3. Teachers and instructional support personnel who (i) complete a degree at the master's, six-year, or doctoral degree level for which they completed at least one course prior to August 1, 2013, and (ii) would have qualified for the salary supplement pursuant to State 
    Board of Education policy TCP-A-006, as it was in effect on June 30, 2013."

    Graduate degrees will be added to a license if the following criteria are met:

    --Completion of a state approved licensure program and the university Dean of Education recommends the upgraded license on the state verification form (Form V)

    --Graduation from a regionally accredited university / college
It is important to note that if one course is not completed prior to August 1, 2013, the master’s level license does not guarantee master’s level pay

If you have a master’s degree in an area related to the area assigned to teach or general education, you may qualify for graduate pay approval if you completed one course prior to August 1, 2013. Please contact the Licensure Team for details about graduate pay approval requests.
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