• Graduate Coursework

    Certified staff who are completing advanced graduate coursework for movement on the salary schedule must have district approval prior to taking the course(s).  
    In order for any coursework to be applicable for horizontal movement on the Salary Structure, courses must be transferable to a Master’s degree program (the teacher does not need to be enrolled in the program).
    Additionally, the coursework must meet one of the following criteria: 
    1. Applicable to Building or District improvement plan (i.e. S.I.P.) 
    2. Related to District critical content 
    3. Prepares teacher for future assignment 
    4. Required by the Board in writing 
    5. Course applies to a co-curricular or extra-curricular activity in which the teacher participates as a part of employment 
    Please note: 
    • All employees will be restricted to a maximum of 6 hours per semester, and up to 18 hours per summer not to exceed 18 hours per year for salary advancement.
      Employees will only be allowed 1 lane movement per school year. Hours taken by a teacher in excess of those required for horizontal lane movement within a school year, may be applied to the next school year.  
    • No credit may be earned for courses taken to remove deficiencies for Illinois Certification, or to remove provisional certification.  
    • The Teacher must receive a grade of “B” or better, or pass if said course is on a pass/fail basis.
    • Courses taken where quarter hours are earned are converted to the hundredth decimal place and will not be adjusted to round off.  
    Below are the various forms that must be completed and forwarded to Pauline Weber - Human Resources Coordinator at the School Service Center.  Any questions regarding the Graduate Coursework Program can be sent to Pauline Weber at pauline.weber@cusd200.org or 630.682.2211. 
Last Modified on November 4, 2021