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The application for the 2019-2020 Residency cohort is now open!


We are looking for talented, and committed teachers from diverse backgrounds who seek to make a positive impact teaching ALL kids, particularly in communities that have been most often denied educational opportunity. The skills and  mindsets we look for include:

  • Readiness for the rigor of the Relay Teaching Residency Program
  • Commitment
  • Coachability
  • Ability to build relationships in diverse settings
  • Need to succeed

Note: Relay requires a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for the program. If your GPA is between a 2.75 and 3.0, you can submit 2 recommendations to be considered.


Of course, we want to learn as much as we can about you. You’ll want to have ready:

  • Your resume
  • Your answers to our 3 essay questions
  • Your unofficial transcript
  • If you continue in our process you will also be asked to submit a video interview

If you are already hired, or will be hired, in a full-time teaching or teacher-in-residence role by the summer of 2019 or if you are a part of a teacher prep program (e.g., Teach For America), beginning in the summer of 2019, please submit your application.

*Non-Matriculation Status: Generally, applicants whose degree-conferred undergraduate transcript reflects an undergraduate GPA of less than 2.75, but of at least a 2.5 will not be considered for the Relay Teaching Residency Placement Program, but may be considered for regular admission to Relay for non-matriculated status. Grade point average and non-matriculation requirements may vary by campus, so please visit your campus information page to confirm your requirements.

How to Apply to Relay



Ready to change lives? Need a school placement to achieve your goal? Apply for the Residency Placement process for school year 2019-20. This is the best process if you’re looking to make an impact but haven’t yet been hired by a school.

Start your application here.  

If you would like to learn more about this process, you can start the application and share information about your college and academic history. We will share more information with you and reach out.

The next priority application deadline is Monday, APRIL 1, 2019.


Ready to change lives? Already secured your school placement?


You will begin by providing personal and education information, a resume & essay, and recommendations. All applicants, including those who went through Relay’s Residency Placement Program, will also need to provide the following supplementary materials:

  • Official transcripts (including the transcripts showing your bachelor’s degree was conferred)

  • State-specific certification exam results

Once you have completed your admissions application, stay in close touch with the school where you will be working, monitor your application status, and communicate regularly with your Relay Campus to ensure that all materials have been received, and accept your offer, if admitted.

Relay Residency Placement

Learn more about the Relay Residency Placement Selection process!