Our Institution

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About Relay

Relay is an accredited national nonprofit institution of higher education serving over 5,000 students, teachers, and school leaders across 18 campuses in the United States. Our offerings include master’s degrees and certification programs for teachers and teaching Residents, fellowships for principals and school leaders, unique opportunities for college students to explore teaching, and online courses for members of the public.
ACCREDITATION

 

MSCHE logoMIDDLE STATES COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Relay is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), recognized by the United States Department of Education as an accrediting agency for institutions of higher education (public contact information: 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104-2680, Phone: 267-284-5000).

NCATE logoNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR ACCREDITATION OF TEACHER EDUCATION

Relay also has accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), which is the agency recognized by the United States Department of Education as the professional accrediting agency for teacher preparation programs.

History

Relay Graduate School of Education was granted a charter by the New York State Board of Regents in 2011, becoming the first stand-alone graduate school of education to emerge in the State in more than eight decades.

PROGRAMS IN 18 STATES, AND GROWING

Relay has received authorization to operate as an institution of higher education and/or grant graduate-level degree and certification programs in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C. We are excited to open additional Relay campuses in the coming years to serve more PK-12 teachers and principals around the United States.

RESEARCH

At Relay, research yields actionable insights. Collectively, our questions help us better understand how teachers and school leaders, in partnership with schools and communities, help students develop the knowledge, skills, and mindsets associated with success in school and life. In pursuit of this agenda, we consider contemporary educational issues that have broad implications for how teachers and school leaders prepare for their work in schools and classrooms, and that are of consequence to a diverse community of stakeholders. This research agenda also helps us investigate the quality and impact of our own programs. For a list of publicly available documents, visit our policies and public information page. For more information about research at Relay, please email research@relay.edu.

Library

The library promotes Relay’s academic goals by supporting our community’s learning, teaching, research and information needs. We provide quality materials and exemplary services that directly support Relay’s institutional vision of preparing results-focused teachers and school leaders who continuously improve their practice.
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