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Graduate Programs and Career Pathways

SAISD is committed to providing multiple avenues and ongoing support for professional growth for our staff members.

Below is an overview of several graduate programs and an emerging leaders program available to teachers, educators and leaders in our District. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an interest form online. 

Graduate progam overview

SAISD will provide full tuition coverage for the graduate-level programs and participants will be responsible for the application fee, student fees and textbooks. Individuals selected agree to diligently pursue and obtain a Master’s degree while continuing full-time employment with SAISD. Upon completion of the degree, participants agree to remain in SAISD for 3 consecutive, complete academic years.

Degree programs

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Our Lady of the Lake Master of Education-Curriculum and Instruction (MEd)
Tracks available: Integrated Science Teaching | Reading Specialist | Bilingual
Eligible staff: TIF campus teachers with 2+ years of experience
Duration: 36-hour program in 2 years, beginning Fall 2018
Deadline: Feb. 16, 2018

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Relay Graduate School of Education Master of Arts in Teaching: Content Intensive (M.A.T.-Content Intensive)
Tracks available: Math | ELA
Eligible staff: Middle and high school teachers with 2+ years of experience
Duration: 1 year, beginning Summer 2018
Deadline: Apr. 30, 2018
Program Overview

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Texas A&M-San Antonio Master of Science or Master of Arts
Tracks available: Reading (and Teacher Certifications) | Bilingual Education (TIF campuses only)
Eligible staff: Teachers and Implementation Specialists with 2+ years of experience
Duration: 36-hour program, starting in Fall 2018
Deadline: Feb. 16, 2018


The University of Texas, San Antonio Master of Arts – Bicultural-Bilingual
Track available: Bicultural-bilingual education concentration
Eligible staff: TIF campus teachers with 2+ years of experience
Duration: 36-hour program in 2 years, beginning Fall 2018
Deadline: March 2, 2018

What is a TIF Campus?

Residency overview

A low-cost pathway to a master's degree, teaching certification and job placement. Open to all majors.

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Relay Teaching Residency
Eligible staff: Instructional assistants, paraprofessionals and substitute teachers who already have earned bachelor degrees
Duration: Two years


Leadership overview

Tuition-free leadership programs provide the training, coaching, framework, and real-world experience individuals need to build capacity for instructional leadership as a teacher leader or as a school administrator. Training may include virtual and on-site coaching.

Emerging Leaders

Emerging Leaders Program
Eligible staff: Teacher leaders, instructional coaches, assistant principals, coordinators or directors
Duration: 1 year, SY 2018-19
Deadline: May 1, 2018

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Eligible staff: Teachers or Assistant/Associate Principals
-Bachelor's degree
-Valid Texas Teaching Certificate with required endorsements for subject and level assigned
-Valid Principal or Mid Management certification
Position Start Date: 2018-2019 School Year