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ERIC Number: ED505983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul-20
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Separation of Degrees: State-By-State Analysis of Teacher Compensation for Master's Degrees
Roza, Marguerite; Miller, Raegen
Center on Reinventing Public Education
How much money is tied up in master's degrees? A 2007 study estimated that 2.1 percent of all current expenditures can be attributed to teacher compensation related to master's degrees. Seen another way, the master's bump costs the average school district $174 per pupil. These national figures conceal substantial variation among states in the degree of public investment in master's degrees. This brief offers a state-by-state breakdown of this investment. It should be noted that teachers' compensation arrangements can vary enormously within states, but the statewide figures offered here provide a starting point. The brief quantifies the amount of financial resources that states and school districts may wish to divert from generally ineffective spending on master's degrees to ways of spending that better support student achievement. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure, and 9 endnotes.)
Center on Reinventing Public Education. University of Washington Bothell Box 358200, Seattle, WA 98195. Tel: 206-685-2214; Fax: 206-221-7402; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Washington University, Center on Reinventing Public Education