Advanced Degree Stipend

Eligibility for Advanced Degree Stipends (Effective September 1, 2013)

Professional employees (not administrators) will be eligible for advanced degree stipends based on the following criteria:

TIER I

  • If employee has a Master’s Degree with a major or specialization in their current assignment, Curriculum and Instruction (Teaching), or Instructional/Educational Technology, then the employee is eligible for an annual stipend of $1,800.
  • If employee has a Doctorate Degree with a major or specialization in their current assignment, Curriculum and Instruction (Teaching), or Instructional/Educational Technology, then the employee is eligible for an additional annual stipend of $1,500.

A Tier 1 example could be a HS Math Teacher with a master’s degree in Mathematics or Curriculum & Instruction (Teaching) or Instructional/Educational Technology.

A Tier 1 example could be a Fifth Grade Teacher with a master’s degree in Elementary Education or Curriculum and Instruction (Teaching).

A Tier 1 example could be a Special Education Teacher with a master’s degree in Special Education or Instructional/Educational Technology.

OR

TIER II

  • If employee has a Degree (Master’s or Doctorate) with a major or specialization from a College of Education, then the employee is eligible for an annual stipend of $800.

A Tier 2 example could be a HS Science Teacher with a master’s degree in Administrative Leadership from a College of Education.

A Tier 2 example could be a Sixth Grade Teacher with a master’s degree in Educational Administration from a College of Education.

OR

TIER III

  • If employee has an advanced degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in any area, then the employee is eligible for an annual stipend of $400.

A Tier 3 example could be a HS History Teacher with a master’s degree in Business Administration from a College of Business source.

A Tier 3 example could be a Fifth Grade Teacher with a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from a College of Business source.

Note:  An employee can only qualify for stipend on one tier.

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