I'm in a Masters of Ed program right now to get my teacher certification. I enrolled in a MA program because my BA degree was not in Education, and I needed a way to get my certificate. Today I saw something on Reddit saying that teachers who got their MA degree BEFORE beginning to teach would not be compensated accordingly -- they would be paid as if they only had a BA degree. (Only teachers who got their Masters AFTER beginning to teach would have it "counted".) So ... Is this true??? And if so, how would I ever move up to the MA-level salary lane?? Because there is no way I would go back to get a SECOND Masters degree ... !