The salary schedule for my district reads like a grid showing pay, according to your education credits. I'm going for my Masters, which would put me in that one column. To go beyond that, there are additional steps I can take to move along the scale (e.g. MA +45, MA +60...) Are those +45, +60s training/additional coursework? If so, are these things that you seek out and pursue yourself (related to your teaching)?