CAREER LADDER STAGE REQUIREMENTS
Purpose:
 
To enhance the educational experiences of students recognizing and rewarding productive, effective educators.

Payment:
Sturgeon Career Ladder is sponsored at 40% pay by the Board of Education.
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Stage 1  ($600 paid in June)
5 yr. teaching experience in Missouri Public Schools
9 college credit hours above B.S.
Regular length full time contract
Appropriate certification except upon good cause shown
PBTE- performed at the expected level or above on all criteria

Career Development Plan:
1. minimum of 1 responsibilities/maximum of 3
2. each responsibility of minimum of 9 hours involvement
3. minimum of 24 total hours is required
4. plan will be typed and be prepared on the proper forms
5. minimum of 1/2 hours of direct student contact
6. workshops MUST include certificate of completion
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Stage II  ($1200 paid in June)
7 yr. teaching experience in Missouri Public Schools (1 yr. service
     on Stage I may be waved by the local Board of Education)

21 college credit hours above B.S.
Regular length full time contract
PBTE- performed at the expected level or above on all criteria and
     above the expected level on at least 10% of the criteria on the
     most recent final evaluation

Career Development Plan:
1. minimum of 3 responsibilities/maximum of 7
2. each responsibility of minimum of 10 hours involvement
3. minimum of 36 total hours is required
4. plan will be typed and be prepared on the proper forms
5. minimum of 1/2 hours of direct student contact
6. workshops MUST include certificate of completion

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Stage 3  ($2000 paid in June)
10 yrs teaching experience in Missouri Public Schools  (2 yr.
      service on Stage II may be waved by the local Board of
      Education)

Evidence of a Masters Degree or 30 college credit hours above B.S.
Regular length full time contract
PBTE- performed at the expected level or above on all criteria and
     above the expected level on at least 15% of the criteria on the
     most recent final evaluation

Career Development Plan:
1. minimum of 4 responsibilities/maximum of 8
2. each responsibility of minimum of 10 hours involvement
3. minimum of 54 total hours is required
4. plan will be typed and be prepared on the proper forms