How to Apply to Relay
Apply for Residency (School) Placement
Ready to change lives? Need a school placement to achieve your goal?
Apply to the Residency Placement Programs for school year 2018-19. This is the best process if you are looking to make an impact but haven't yet been hired by a school as a teaching resident.
Start your application here. The next application deadline is April 9, 2018.
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’ll share more information with you and reach out.
If you have already secured an instructional role for the 2018-2019 school year, please skip this step and move on to Step 2.
Who are we looking for?
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
- 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.
What you will be asked to provide?
Of course, we want to learn as much as we can about you! Please be prepared to share the following:
- Your resume
- Answers to our 4 essay questions
- Your unofficial transcript (to be shared once you submit the online application)
- If you continue in our process, you will also be asked to submit a video interview
APPLY FOR MASTERS DEGREE AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
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.
*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 regular admissions, but may be considered 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 is Relay Teaching Residency different from other teacher preparation programs?
What does the first year of the Residency look like?
-Five days of summer training before the school year starts
-Weekly 3-4 hour weekly session of intensive, deliberate practice
-Approximately 5 hours of weeknight sessions a month of Relay GSE core pedagogy instruction (2-4 times)
-One monthly 5-hour Saturday session per month for Relay GSE content pedagogy coursework
-Online instruction (8-10 hours per month)
-Aligned Relay assessments that require Residents to demonstrate mastery of key teaching skills
-Regular observations of Residents by the Relay GSE Dean and faculty
What is Deliberate Practice?
Residents participate in weekly 3-to-4-hour practice sessions to develop and perfect their teaching skills. These practice sessions complement and support Relay master’s classes. For example, you might practice responding to common student misconceptions. Then, you would receive expert feedback, apply that feedback, and do it again to build your skills.
When does the Relay Teacher Residency program begin?
What are the basic eligibility requirements for Relay Teaching Residency?
-Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education (earned before summer 2017)
-Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 may also be considered by providing an additional letter of recommendation that explains their qualifications for admission to Relay, and applicants with a GPA of at least 2.5 may be considered for non-matriculated status at most campuses).
-Able to successfully pass a background check
-Be a United States citizen or have authorization to work in the United States
-Will need to be able to pass appropriate state tests (e.g. TexEs, Praxis)
If I already have a teaching certificate, can I still apply to Relay Teaching Residency?
As a current teacher, can I apply for the residency program?
Do I need to take a GRE? What test(s) do I need to take before being accepted to Relay?
When should I apply to Relay Teaching Residency?
Can I apply to multiple Relay campuses?
When and how will I find my School Placement?
the school partner is interested in hiring a resident in a subject area for which you are eligible, and you are interested in working at that school.
What is the tuition for Relay Teaching Residency?
*NOTE: At newer Relay campuses, a resident’s total out-of-pocket cost may differ from this figure; please consult campus staff about this once you have received your campus assignment.