Wake County teachers with degrees from graduate education programs like those at Meredith College are now eligible for advanced degree salaries, thanks to a recent action by the county’s school board.
The Wake County School Board has voted to reinstate advanced degree pay for teachers and other professional staff who hold master’s degrees or higher. Graduates of Meredith’s master’s degree programs in education qualify for this pay incentive.
The new pay rate begins in August 2023 and applies to those who currently hold master’s degrees and those who complete graduate degrees going forward.
Meredith’s graduate programs in education include a Master of Education (M.Ed.), with concentrations in elementary education, English as a second language, literacy, and special education, and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), with concentrations in elementary education, English as a second language, and special education. The M.Ed. is for licensed K-12 teachers who wish to deepen their knowledge and prepare for a new role in education. The MAT is for those who do not hold a teaching license but want to become a teacher.
Meredith College has a long history of educating strong teachers. Graduates of Meredith assume leadership roles in their schools, mentor new teachers, and gain knowledge and skills that allow them to become stronger throughout their careers in the education field.