Rules Tightened on Pay for Advanced Degrees

November 11, 2010  |  

(AJC) — Georgia teachers seeking quickie degrees at substandard colleges or in fields that won’t earn them certification no longer will be able to turn that off-the-clock labor into a financial windfall.  The Georgia Professional Standards Commission Wednesday closed the public purse on teachers getting advanced degrees that they can’t use in the classroom — a change that could save the state millions of dollars spent on teacher upgrades. When the new rule takes effect, which officials said should be in one to two months, an advanced degree in interior design for a math teacher won’t equate to a pay raise.

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