All GRADUATE credits taken through a regionally accredited college/university and MSDE approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits earned after the completion of the bachelor's degree are acceptable toward advanced salary placement.
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VIEW THIS Optional Guide that you can use to help you track applicable credits toward salary advancement.
PLEASE NOTE: Placement on advanced salary lanes is not automatic. It is the professional's responsibility to request advanced salary placement.
We will replace this information with the updated process when that has been finalized. In the meantime, this is the current process.
Salary advancement is requested by submitting the original OR digitally signed and dated Form 475-1, Request for Advanced Salary Placement to the Certification Unit. Please review and follow the instructions on page 2 of Form 475-1 in order to ensure acceptable submission and choose ONLY ONE of the following submission options:
Via Email: email@example.com
Via Interoffice Mail (pony): ATTN: Certification Unit, OHRD/DHCM, 45 W. Gude, Suite 2300
Via Regular U.S. Mail to: ATTN: Certification Unit, MCPS–OHRD/DHCM, 45 West Gude Drive, Suite 2300, Rockville, MD 20850-1159
See instructions for submitting official documentation. The request will be processed only when successful completion of all coursework has been verified by the certification unit. The unit has a two week period after the Last Date for Human Resources to Receive All Official Documentation to process and notify the educator. See Important Notes below for more information.
Salary lane changes will occur no later than the second pay period after all required and verified official documentation of eligibility is submitted to the Certification Unit. Yearly "salary schedules" can be accessed on the ERSC Web site.
Here is an Optional Guide you can use to help you track applicable credits toward salary advancement.
The following chart reflects an overview of the salary lanes. Click on the applicable salary lane for more information related to that salary lane. Again, view this Power Point presentation (PDF) about understanding salary advancement.
|Bachelor’s degree or non-degree T & I (Trades and Industry) or non-degree PTE (Professional & Technical Education)*||
A minimum of 30 post-baccalaureate credits, 15 of which must be graduate; the remaining 15 may be graduate or CPD; or
Two bachelor’s degree conferrals with a minimum of 30 credits in the second degree or a total of 150 credits earned with both bachelor's degrees
|A minimum of 60 post-baccalaureate credits, 15 of which must be graduate; the remaining 45 may be graduate or CPD||A minimum of 90 post-baccalaureate credits, 15 of which must be graduate; the remaining 75 may be graduate or CPD|