For the record, I'm a college dropout myself... ;-)
During the late 90's, my wife completed both a B.A and M.A. in Psychology in the Cal State system. She also completed during the Master program two years of interning to concurrently obtain her required Certificate as an Educational Psychology. She then essentially worked for the same employer for about 18 years. However, she is ready to move on.
While assembling a comparison chart of salaries across districts, I was stumbling on one of them. It features three separate charts, with the following labels which I am putting here verbatim:
II: "B.A. + 75 Graduate Units Includes M.A -OR- M.A. + 35 Graduate Units"
III: "60 Semester Graduate Units Includes M.A."
These have different significantly pay scales, with I: the lowest and III: the highest.
(There is an seperate addenum noting an additional stipend for a earned doctorate).
I guess I'm not clear on why so many charts? What is meant by "60 Semester Graduate Units Includes M.A". Why would this merit a higher salary? Surely this doesn't mean 60 units AFTER completing an M.A.? And why "B.A + 75 Includes M.A:?" Clearly, I am not understanding the terminology. (Again, dropout here).
This is just an academic exercise (groan, bad pun), since this is not a district she is likely to apply to, but we are trying to put together a comparison chart to see where each stands based on her years of service.