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  Master's degrees and Teacher Certifications

  • A&M Cohort 1 Graduates

  • A&M Cohort 2 Graduates

  • A&M Cohort 3 Graduates

  • Relay Cohort 1 Graduates

  • Relay Cohort 2 Graduates

  • UTSA Bilingual Cohort 1 Graduates

  • Start together, Finish Together, Celebrate Together


SAISD is committed to providing multiple avenues and ongoing support for professional growth for our instructional staff.  Below is an overview of graduate programs and leadership programs available to teachers, educators and leaders in our District. Click on the University links below to see instructions on applying.

SAISD will provide full tuition coverage for the graduate programs.

Participants will be responsible for the application fee, student fees and textbooks every semester.

Commitment:  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.


 

Graduate program overview


Tracks available:  Special Populations - SPED; Reading & Literacy
Eligible staff:  Teachers with 2+ years of experience
Duration:  36-hours (2 years)
Class-time:  2 courses/semester. Classes meet once/week for 2.75 hours @ OLLU
Graduate Admission Deadline:  July 1st

 

NEXT COHORT:  FALL 2023


Tracks available:  Reading with Reading Specialist and Master Reading Teacher Certification 
Eligible staff:  Teachers with 2+ years of experience
Duration:  36-hours (2 years)
Class-time:  2 courses/semester (8 wks each). Classes meet once/week for 2.5 hours at an SAISD location
Graduate Admission Deadline:  July 15th

 

NEXT COHORT:  FALL 2023

Tracks available:  Bi-cultural-Bilingual Education
Eligible staff:  Teachers with 2+ years of experience; Must speak Spanish
Duration:  30-hours (2 years), starting in Summer/Fall
Class-time:  Classes meet once/week for 2.75 hours at SAISD location (summer classes are held at UTSA DT campus)
Graduate Admission Deadline:  August 1st

 

NEXT COHORT:  FALL 2023


 

Teacher Certification overview

Starting Fall 2021, SAISD partnered with Region 20 to provide an opportunity for Paraprofessionals who wanted to become teachers in SAISD to get a Teaching Certificate through their Alternative Certification Program.  

Tracks available: SPED, EC-6 Bilingual and secondary core subjects, especially, but we are open to certifying all subjects depending on our hiring needs
Eligible staff:  Any paraprofessional who wants to become a Teacher in SAISD

Qualifications:  Must have a Bachelor's degree, 2.75 GPA on last 60 hours

Duration:  310.5 hours of training in Program.  You begin in the fall to be ready to teach the next school year under an Internship Certificate.

Class-time:  Classes meet 2-3 times per week from 5:30-8:30pm.  There is online preparation and also Saturday classes. 

 

NEXT COHORT:  FALL 2023


 

***SAISD TEACHERS - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION***

 

Scholarship Opportunity from Western Governors University Texas

Please note that the above opportunity is not paid by the district.

Hope S. De Leon

Program Manager, University Partners & Career Pathways

hdeleon2@saisd.net

210.554.2242

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