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National Board Certification

Who can apply to the SAISD National Board Support Cohort?

SAISD Teachers who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, a valid, professional teaching certificate, and will have successfully completed 3 full years of teaching by the time National Board certification is earned. Thirty candidates will be accepted into the 2024-2025 cohort using a scoring application process.

The application for the 4th SAISD NBCT Cohort is currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Applications will be accepted through August 23, 2024.




March 2024

Application Opens for 4th Cohort

May 2024 New Cohort members will be notified of acceptance
August - September 2024 New Cohort Kickoff Event

National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers, and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. Created by teachers for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do.

To learn more about the National Board Certification,  you can visit the National Board website.

SAISD's National Board Certification program is a two-year commitment of intensive learning designed to promote in-depth candidate reflection on their teaching practice. Candidate learning opportunities center around the four components of the National Board portfolio requirements; Content Knowledge, Differentiation in Instruction, Teaching Practice and Learning Environment, and Effective and Reflective Practitioner. Portfolio components are evaluated for evidence of accomplished teaching and student learning.

SAISD is committed to supporting teachers on their journey in becoming a National Board Certified teacher. Our two-year cohort program is designed to support teachers by providing mentorship, peer support, resources, professional development, and funding for certification fees. In addition, teachers who certify will earn a Recognized designation level assigned under the Texas Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA).

Irma Mares

Program Coordinator

(210) 554-2275 ext. 5-4810


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