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Educational Equivalencies for Master's Degree

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Educational Equivalencies for Master's Degree

Initial Date Posted:

Fall 2006

Board Approval:
Applies To:
All Applicants and Employees
District Human Resources
Related TASB Policy:
DEA (Local)
Last Date Revised:


At times a position will permit an equivalency to a specific degree.  The equivalencies below are reflected in Board Policy DEA (Local) and a consistent model for use when screening Applications for Employment to determine equivalency to the specific degree. 






Equivalencies to the Master's Degree 

Persons who have obtained one of the following levels of achievement will be credited with the equivalent of a master's degree. 

  1. Bachelor's degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Texas licensure
  2. Bachelor's degree, Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
  3. B.D. from an accredited institution, provided that entrance into the B.D. program required a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  4. B.S. in Nursing plus P.H.N. (Public Health Nurse)
  5. B.S. in Engineering plus Texas licensure
  6. B.S. in Architecture plus Texas licensure
  7. Bachelor's degree plus five years' successful service outside of education in the subject field to be taught
  8. Distinguished professional record in special field which is clearly equal to master's degree level of achievement
  9. Bachelor's degree plus 36 semester hours of graduate courses taken as part of an institutionally approved doctoral program of study as certified by the graduate dean's office

These equivalencies are intended as models and are recommended for use districtwide as a guide for qualifying candidate application forms.

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