About Relay

Our mission is to teach teachers and school leaders to develop in all students the academic skills and strength of character needed to succeed in college and life.
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Our Approach

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Our approach to training teachers and principals is unique in the world of higher education. It begins with a curriculum rooted in pedagogical theory and grounded in evidence of what works best in schools. Our programs emphasize the specific teaching and instructional leadership skills that have the greatest impact on student learning and development.
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We Are Innovators

Relay was founded by a group of innovative practitioners who had a bold vision for a new kind of teacher preparation, grounded in their day-to-day experiences in the classroom. Through purposeful collaborations with local public schools and other leaders in the field, we are achieving innovation at scale, and informing new models of excellence in educator preparation.

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How We Make

An Impact

At Relay, we are on a mission to provide all PK-12 students with high-quality education and choice-filled lives. To achieve this mission, we focus on preparing and supporting outstanding teachers and school leaders. We set ambitious goals for our work, and we continually assess our progress supporting our graduate students and their PK-12 students.
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Work with Us

Whether your goal is to teach teachers, create innovative learning experiences, or build strong financial systems, you'll find that the pace at Relay is fast and the work is full of new and challenging problems to solve. We seek team members who are passionate about improving outcomes for all children and who want to be part of an institution that is rethinking how educators are prepared.
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A new model

of higher education

Relay is an accredited national nonprofit institution of higher education serving 4,000 teachers and 1,200 school leaders across the U.S. We offer degree programs, professional development, and unique learning experiences for teachers, principals, college students, and members of the public.
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Meet our Partners

Relay is proud to collaborate with many outstanding peer institutions of higher education, educational nonprofits, public school districts, and public charter networks across the United States. Our partners set a high bar for excellence and inform our approach to developing teachers and school leaders.

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Get To Know The Relay

Leadership Team

Our people are the heart of our organization. Relay’s leadership team is a diverse group of individuals who are committed to Relay's mission to provide all children with high-quality education and choice-filled lives. They shape the vision for our innovative model of educator preparation, and they live and work across the U.S.
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