Hello Art Teachers out there, I just got my 1st public school job, but this is my 4th year teaching. Our levy just passed, my job is safe for now!!! I want to get my masters to try to secure my job and hopefully make me more marketable as well for my district if for some reason a future levy didn't pass. At this point, I am the newest art teacher to my district, so even though I will be working toward a master in order to obtain tenure, if they had to let people go I would still be first because I was the newest art teacher in the district. Anyways, What does everyone think would make an art teacher most desirable to keep? What do you have master's degrees in and where did you get them? Have they helped you if you got laid off? I don't really understand what curriculum instruction degrees accomplish, but I have heard a lot of people have gotten them... Just wondering what your thoughts are.... Thanks in advance for any feedback!