Salary

Salary Differential Eligibility Requirements for Trade Teachers

Trade teachers (including teachers of Technology/Industrial Arts, Shop, Business, and related technical subjects) are eligible to receive several different salary differentials. These differentials may be earned either via the completion of college coursework, or via substitution of professional experience. The differentials and eligibility requirements, given the two different pathways, are:

Differential Name

Differential Code (Salary Schedule*)

Requirements

Substitutions

If You Have Taken College Coursework or Earned a College Degree:

If you Have Not Taken College Coursework or Earned a College Degree:

First

C2 (PA)

Bachelor’s Degree + 30 additional credits

 

2 years of occupational experience beyond what was required for licensure
OR 4 or more years of related occupational experience

Promotional

C2+PD (RA)

Bachelor’s Degree + 30 additional credits with 36 credits in an Area of Specialization
OR Master’s Degree
OR 30 approved credits

Substitution of occupational experience not permitted

 

Second

C2+C6 (TA)

Bachelor’s Degree + 5 or more years of related occupational experience
OR 60 approved credits

4 years of occupational experience beyond what was required for licensure
OR Completion of SVA internship program

 

C2+C6+PD (UA)

Bachelor’s Degree + Master’s Degree + 30 additional credits

Substitution of occupational experience not permitted

* The code within parentheses—the salary schedule code—will be the code you see on your Certificate of Salary Differential once it is issued.


First Differential
Requirements:

  • Approved bachelor’s degree AND
  • An additional 30 credits

OR

  • 2 years of occupational experience beyond what was required for licensure

OR

  • 4 or more years of acceptable related occupational experience

Additional credits (either undergraduate or graduate) may have been earned prior to the conferral of the bachelor’s degree but cannot be credits used toward or required for the bachelor’s degree.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If any credits were earned prior to the conferral of the bachelor’s degree, an original letter signed by the school’s registrar and bearing the school seal must identify the exact number of credits required for the degree and the number of excess credits. This letter must be submitted, along with your supporting transcripts, as part of your application.


Promotional Differential
Requirements:

  • Approved bachelor’s degree AND
  • An additional 30 credits (undergraduate or graduate) with 36 credits in an acceptable area of specialization (a list of approved areas of specialization is provided at the end of this section)

OR

  • Approved bachelor’s degree AND
  • Approved master’s degree

OR

  • 30 credits of approved college coursework

Work experience cannot be substituted for academic degrees or coursework.

A course used to qualify for the First Differential may be used again to meet the 36 credit area of specialization requirement of the Promotional Differential.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If any credits were earned prior to the conferral of the bachelor’s degree, an original letter signed by the school’s registrar and bearing the school seal must identify the exact number of credits required for the degree and the number of excess credits. This letter must be submitted, along with your supporting transcripts, as part of your application.

Second Differential
Requirements:

  • Approved bachelor’s degree AND
  • 5 or more years of acceptable related occupational experience

OR

  • Approved bachelor’s degree AND
  • Approved master's degree AND
  • An additional 30 credits (undergraduate or graduate)

OR

  • 60 credits of approved college coursework

OR

  • 4 years of occupational experience beyond what was required for licensure

OR

  • Completion of the Success Via Apprenticeship (SVA) internship program offered jointly by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and DOE

The additional 30 credits must be earned after the conferral of the bachelor’s degree.


Areas of Specialization
The Promotional Differential for trade teachers requires 36 credits in one of the approved areas of specialization. Credits may be those earned as part of a bachelor’s program or any post-baccalaureate education, including a graduate degree. Areas of specialization are:

Accounting and Business Practice
Agriculture
American Sign Language
Architectural Drafting
Art
Bilingual Education
Biology
Chemistry
Distributive Education (Merchandising and Salesmanship)
Early Childhood
Earth Science
Educational and Vocational Guidance
Elementary Education
English
English as a Second Language
Foreign Languages
Health Education
Home Economics
Industrial Arts
Library Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Drafting
Mechanical, Structural, Civil Technology
Music
Nursing
Performing Arts—Dance
Performing Arts—Drama
Physical Education
Physics
Reading
Science
Social Studies
Special Education
Speech
Stenography & Typewriting
Technology