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Compensation Administration
1450 N.E. 2nd Ave, Room #621
Miami, FL., 33132

(305) 995-7040  Fax: (305) 995-7045
School Mail:  9317 SBAB - Rm 621
                    Compensation Administration
 

1. Is my previous teaching experience credited automatically for step placement on the teacher salary schedule? 

No.  You must send the teaching experience verification form to your previous employer(s), who then must complete the form and return to Compensation Administration.  In addition, if you have private school experience, you must submit proof of state certification. Compensation Administration will then determine your step placement on the teacher salary schedule. 

2. Is my Master’s, Educational Specialist or Doctoral Degree credited automatically if I am a full-time teacher? 

No.  You must apply for Advanced Degree payment, use the Application for Credential Payment for Advanced Degree(s)

3. Is my Master’s, Educational Specialist or Doctoral Degree credited automatically if I am a part-time teacher?

No.  Submit your official transcripts to Compensation, along with a letter indicating your request for upgrade to Master’s, Educational Specialist, or Doctorate pay.

 4. What is an accredited college or university?

Accredited colleges and universities have received U.S. regional accreditation.  Only degrees and course work from universities or colleges which have received U.S. regional accreditation can be considered for tuition reimbursement and the payment of advanced degrees.  These degrees and courses must also meet the other eligibility conditions set forth in the M-DCPS UTD labor agreement to qualify for reimbursement or payment.

 5.  Are degrees issued by foreign universities and colleges recognized?

Yes, if they are evaluated by a recognized foreign credential evaluation service as being the equivalent of a degree issued by a regionally accredited United States college or university.  If the degree meets this standard, it can then be considered for advanced degree pay.  These degrees and courses must also meet the other eligibility conditions set forth in the M-DCPS UTD labor agreement to qualify for reimbursement or payment.

 6. How does time taken for a leave affect advancing to the next step or receiving a salary increase?

Teachers, Paraprofessionals, School Support and Office personnel employees who are full-time, must work at least 99 days per school year as 10-month employees. Recess days (winter and spring break and the day after Thanksgiving) do not count as part of days worked. 

Bus Drivers, Custodians, Food Service Workers and other American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employee; and Confidential Exempt Personnel must have time worked in the school year on or before March 31 to advance a step.  

Managerial Exempt Personnel (MEP) and Dade County School Administrators’ Association (DCSAA) must have time worked in the school year on or before March 31 to receive a salary increase.

7. What compensation do I receive for obtaining a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certificate? 

Qualified teachers who have not previously received a stipend for obtaining the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certificate shall receive a one-time $7,500 stipend upon obtaining the NBPTS certification.  In addition, qualified teachers may also be eligible to receive compensation from the State of Florida equal to 10% of the average teachers’ wage in the state.  

8. Can I receive credit for time worked as a substitute teacher with MDCPS when hired as a fulltime teacher?

No credit is given for time worked as an Emergency Temporary Instructor (Job Code 3000); however, credit is granted for each year work as a Pool Temporary Instructor (Job Code 2999) if you have worked at least 99 days in the school year. 

9. Who is eligible to receive the Critical Staff Shortage Area stipend? 

New full-time teachers hired in a Critical Staff Shortage Area are eligible to be paid a one-time $1,200 stipend. (If the teacher worked less than the full year, he/she will be entitled to a pro-rated share.)  However, no teacher hired as an Interim Teacher (Job code 0718, 3100, 3105, 3110, and 3111) in a critical shortage area may receive this stipend. Click here to see the list of eligible positions for stipend.

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