Hays schools, FHSU help teachers earn master's degrees

HAYS, Kan. (KWCH) One school district could help its teachers earn master's degrees at Fort Hays State University.

The Hays School District says it would pay about a third of the cost of the graduate courses. The university would pick up another third with the last third being paid by the teacher.

Fort Hays State Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Joey Linn says the program isn't only helpful for the teachers, but also for the school district.

"It ups their pay, it helps the district, it gets more of the faculty to become experts in their content areas so we think its a win-win for everyone," said Linn.

To qualify, teachers must be full-time, approved by the district and seeking a graduate degree from Fort Hays.