Classified Professional Development
"Salary for Credit"
Earn $31.26 for each Continuing Education Credit Completed
I started working at CDO High School as a Groundskeeper. I had considered being a teacher several times in my life, but the cost was always prohibitive. I heard about the Classified Salary Credit Program during orientation and decided to pursue a teaching certificate.
During the two years that I was taking classes, I had practicums that required me to be in the classroom. I did three at CDO, three at Cross, and three at Mesa Verde. I could not have completed my education without the financial support of the Classified Salary Credit Program and if I had not been able to work in these classrooms.
I am now a teacher with a K-8 certification. I have substituted almost every day since I received my certificate and now have a long-term job lined up at Rio Vista Elementary. The Classified Salary Credit Program really helped me achieve my goal!
In 2003, I became an Amphi employee while I was in school working towards my teacher certification. The benefits I received, as a benefits eligible classified employee, were amazing. One of the perks was the Classified Salary Credit Program. This benefit reimburses employees $31.26 per credit. I worked, went to school, and once a year my employer sent me a check to reimburse me for a portion of my tuition. It was fantastic! I started with Amphi as a classified employee and with the district's financial support, and a lot of hard work on my part, I am now a certified teacher.
Thank you Amphi!
Take advantage and learn more:
- Amphi's Professional Development Policy
- Amphi's Professional Development Form
- Amphi's Professional Development 15 Units Block Form
- Educational Links
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The World is Flat, A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
by Thomas L. Friedman
"... earnings returned on work highlight the escalating difference education makes in employment. In 1980 college graduates earned 50 percent more during their lifetime than high school grads. Today, this earning differential has increased to 100 percent and continues to expand."
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Eight require associates degrees, 10 require bachelor's degrees and two require doctoral degrees."
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