You already spend your 7:30 to 3:30 in a classroom, so going to another classroom after teaching all day might not seem appealing. But getting a master’s in your content area or specialty could be a great way to increase your salary. With that in mind, here are 10 districts that will pay for your master’s.
Des Moines, IA
Des Moines is a district in need of teachers and the BLUE Contract provides an opportunity to earn a master’s in education at Drake University. Teachers who complete the BLUE Contract program have a higher starting salary and some end up in leadership positions throughout the district.
Natomas Unified, Sacramento, CA
This education opportunity is for career-changers—current college students or professionals interested in moving into teaching. Natomas Unified covers most costs, provides a Macbook to use, and gives bonus pay for teachers who live in district.
Charlotte Mecklenburg, NC
Another district that needs teachers, Charlotte Mecklenburg will pay for specialized training to advance your work with them, training to get a technology certification or Montessori specialization, for example.
Lee’s Summit, MO
Take advantage of the Career Ladder Program to earn a BA or MA in an area that can advance your career in the district.
It’s not full tuition, but Washington University in St. Louis offers reduced 50% off tuition for teachers across the city. The perk: you can study anything you want, from American Culture to Statistics.
Eanes Westlake Innovative School District, Austin, TX