Lackland Elementary Teacher, Jaime Ryan, Earns a Graduate Degree Using the District's Tuition Reimbursement Program

Lackland Elementary Teacher, Jaime Ryan, Earns a Graduate Degree Using the Tuition Reimbursement Program
Posted on 09/20/2017
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We are happy to announce that Mrs. Jaime Ryan is the first teacher from Lackland ISD to complete a degree under this program. Mrs. Ryan completed her master’s degree from the American College of Education and was awarded $7,275 in reimbursement from Lackland ISD. We are extremely proud of Mrs. Ryan and we are hopeful that more teachers will take advantage of this awesome opportunity.

 

Did you know Lackland ISD offers a Graduate Tuition Reimbursement Program for teachers?

The purpose of this program is to provide an incentive that will encourage classroom teachers to pursue graduate hours/master’s degree in a content area in order to teach LISD students at higher levels and allow eligible high school students to earn dual credit in designated courses. The benefit to the district is that as participants take graduate hours in the content areas, they enhance their capacity to teach at higher levels and the district will have a pool of qualified dual credit instructors on staff.
Full-time classroom teachers who are eligible to participate in this program include those who are certified, have an approved application for the credit reimbursement program on file with the district, and have completed one full school year of teaching in the district. Eligible coursework includes: Dual Credit in English, Mathematics, Science, History, and Economics; Special Education; Reading; and Career and Technology.
The selection process requires that all applications be reviewed and approved by the superintendent’s cabinet. The application includes provisions coupling the graduate credit hour reimbursement with a future obligation of teaching service to the district. The application will include the submission of a master’s degree plan or for those with a master’s degree, a plan for 18 graduate credit hours. An agreement which holds the applicant to this obligation will be signed as part of the application process.
Applicants will be reimbursed for graduate credit hours upon presentation of proof of successful completion of the graduate course work. The district will reimburse 65% of the tuition cost up to a maximum of $275 per credit hour whichever is less. The remainder of the tuition costs will be the responsibility of the individual teacher.
For more information on this and other employee benefits, please contact Yolanda Jackson.