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The Master Teacher Initiative (MTI) is an SAISD initiative to develop, support, recognize, retain, and reward excellent teaching. It includes multiple measures of effective teaching that reflect the district’s values for teacher development and performance to accelerate student achievement. 

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MTI 3.0 Designation Quick Guide


Master Teacher Initiative 3.0 Overview

Teachers do not need to apply for the Master Teacher Initiative. During the 2022-23 school year, almost all teacher roles are eligible for designation. Please see the MTI Teacher Guidebook tabbed above for additional information. 

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San Antonio Growth Effect (SAGE) Overview

San Antonio ISD's custom metric that measures similar student characteristics to create tailored growth targets. 

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Student Learning Objective

Student Learning Objective (SLO) Overview 

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Training Session
MTI Survey Data Office Hours
4:30-5:30 PM
MTI Survey Data Office Hours
4:30-5:30 PM
PD in PJs: Student Learning Objectives: Collecting Data and Evaluating Growth
SLO Work Session and Office Hours
SLO Work Session and Office Hours
4:30-5:30 PM
SLO Work Session and Office Hours
4:30-5:30 PM
SLO Work Session and Office Hours
4:30-5:30 PM
SLO Work Session and Office Hours
4:30-5:30 PM
SLO Work Session and Office Hours
4:30-5:30 PM
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Information on Academic Performance Assessments

Social Studies:

HS Economics Blueprint

HS U.S. Government Blueprint



HS Algebra 2 Blueprint

HS Geometry Math Blueprint

HS Pre-Calculus Blueprint

Reading-Language Arts and Spanish Language Arts:

HS English 3 Blueprint
HS English 4 Blueprint


HS Chemistry Blueprint

HS Environmental Systems Blueprint

HS Physics Blueprint

MS Grade 6 Science Blueprint

MS Grade 7 Science Blueprint


Social Studies:

HS Economics Blueprint

HS Government Blueprint

HS World Geography Blueprint

HS World History Blueprint

MS Grade 6 Social Studies Blueprint

MS Grade 7 Social Studies Blueprint

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National Board Certified Teachers


National Board certification is the most recognized and highest professional credential in the teaching field. A National Board Certified Teacher has gone through professional growth and improvement to achieve excellence in teaching practice. SAISD currently has 3 cohorts and is committed to the continuation of supporting educators along their journey to National Board Certification.


What is the National Board Certification Program?

The National Board Certification program is a two-year commitment with courses and assignments designed to promote in-depth self-reflection and study practice. Courses and assignments are centered around the National Board’s 4 components of the successful classroom which includes the following:

  •   Content Knowledge
  •   Differentiation in Instruction
  •   Teaching Practice and Learning Environments
  •   Effective and Reflective Practitioner

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. 

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

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 have successfully completed 3 full years of teaching by the time National Board Certification is earned.


Thirty candidates will be accepted into the 2023 -2024 cohort using a scoring application process.


Link to Application

March 2023

Application Opens for 4th Cohort

May 2023 New Cohort members will be notified of acceptance
August 2023  New Cohort Kickoff Event

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


Office of Organizational Learning & Support Services

(210) 370-2275

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