Advanced Degree Supplements

  • Marion County Public Schools pays a Salary Supplement to all Instructional employees with an advanced degree pursuant to Florida Statute  1012.22(1)(c)(3)*.

     

    Employees Who Hold an Advanced Degree:

    • For determination of eligibility for an Advanced Degree Supplement, please refer to the DOE approved Guide to Acceptable Majors for Educator Certification Specialization**. If you have earned an advanced degree in one of the acceptable majors listed in the right column of the chart and hold certification coverage that corresponds to it in the left column of the chart, you may be eligible for the supplement***.  If you hold an advanced degree from an accredited College of Education and hold certification coverage that aligns with the advanced degree, you may be eligible for the appropriate supplement (Master's, Specialist, Doctorate). 

     

    Employees Who Do Not Hold an Advanced Degree:

    • If you are considering obtaining an advanced degree, please refer to the DOE approved Guide to Acceptable Majors for Educator Certification Specialization** to determine if the major you choose is currently eligible for an Advanced Degree Supplement***. Find your area of certification or an area in which you would like to hold certification in the Florida Certification Coverage column on the left of the chart. The acceptable degree majors that are eligible for the supplement are listed in the right column labeled Frequently Acceptable Degree Major(s). You may also seek an advanced degree from an accredited College of Education that aligns with your certification (ex.  Master's in Teaching Science and a Certification in Biology).  Please note that a few certification subjects have only one degree major option. You may also find it helpful to view all universities that offer Florida DOE state-approved programs.
    • Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dianna Thompson, Certification Specialist.

     

    * Pursuant to Florida Statute 1012.22(1)(c)(3), a district school board may not use advanced degrees in setting a salary schedule for instructional personnel or school administrators hired on or after July 1, 2011, unless the advanced degree is held in the individual’s area of certification and is only a salary supplement.

     

    ** Please be aware that the DOE approved Guide to Acceptable Majors for Educator Certification Specialization may change without notice.

     

    *** In order to receive an Advanced Degree Supplement, your degree must be conferred, your major must be found on the current DOE approved Guide to Acceptable Majors for Educator Certification Specialization or be from an accredited College of Education, and you must hold the Florida Certification Coverage listed for your major on the DOE approved guide. Additionally, supporting coursework must always be reviewed before final determination of acceptance.

     

    Advanced Degree Supplements

    • Master’s Degree $2,500
    • Specialist Degree $4,500
    • Doctoral Degree $6,500