Some thoughts on the master teacher (MT):
• One can become an MT only after seven years of outstanding teaching (at any grade level) plus a suitable master’s degree.
• A teacher must apply for MT status -- it is not automatic. A good teacher may choose to continue to teach in a district for many years and never apply for MT status. And that is acceptable.
• If a teacher is promoted to MT status, he/she receives tenure and is paid on a scale comparable to that of a school principal.
• Only master teachers earn tenure in a district -- no other teachers or administrators.
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