As a reminder, salary increases based on academic credits, coursework, or degrees beyond a bachelor’s degree are called salary differentials. When thinking of salary differentials, it is helpful to remember that there are differentials based on the number of credits, not just having a master’s degree.
As there are different ways to qualify for salary differentials, it may be possible to use academic credits that are not toward a degree in education to qualify for a salary differential. Remember that this is for the purposes of salary and is different than academic requirements that you need to meet for New York State certification. You will need to complete a Salary Application after you are hired in order to determine if you qualify for a salary differential. The Office of Salary Services, not the Office of Teacher Recruitment & Quality, reviews salary applications.