Relay Teaching Residency: Baton Rouge

The Relay Teaching Residency: Baton Rouge is a two-year program that includes an apprentice year, a master’s degree, and recommendation for a Level 1 Teaching Certificate. Baton Rouge is a high-priority Relay campus with an urgent need for diverse, dedicated teachers, and Relay Baton Rouge offers qualified applicants support finding a local PK-12 school position through the Residency School Placement program.



Students may qualify for additional institutional aid and federal aid toward total out of pocket tuition expense. Payment Plans also available. Please contact Student Financial Services with any questions or for more information.

*Certification exam costs are determined by the State of Louisiana. Download the Louisiana Certification Highlights Guide for an overview of certification requirements and cost details.

*Relay GSE is an AmeriCorps partner. We strongly encourage you join the AmeriCorps program if you're eligible, as it aligns with Relay’s commitment to service and the work you do daily as a teacher. Participating students earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of a full service term that may be applied to reduce the out-of-pocket cost of tuition. Failure to participate in the AmeriCorps program if you’re eligible, means that you are fully aware that Relay will charge you the deferred tuition amount equivalent to the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award and you will be responsible for paying that amount in full.


  • Baton Rouge University Preparatory Elementary
  • Collegiate Baton Rouge
  • GEO Prep
  • Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School
  • Redesign Schools Louisiana

Available Majors

Elementary Education (Grades K-5)
Secondary Biology (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Chemistry (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Earth Science (Grades 6-12)
Secondary English(Grades 6-12)
Secondary General Science (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Mathematics (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Physics (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Social Studies (Grades 6-12)


The Relay Teaching Residency is a 36 credit hour program. Relay’s academic calendar and program structure are designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of graduate students who hold full-time positions in schools. We deliver about 40% of the content online and 60% in person so that graduate students have flexibility to complete large portions of the coursework when it is most convenient for their schedules.


In addition to online coursework, teachers will attend regular in-person sessions, including:

  • A two-week summer session before the first year of the program;
  • A two-week summer session between the first and second years of the program;
  • Two weeknight sessions each month, for core instruction;
  • One Saturday session each month OR two weeknights each month, for instruction specific to grade levels and subjects; and
  • During the first year, a weekly 3-4 hour deliberate practice session with Relay faculty in which residents have additional time to rehearse core techniques they are learning in the program.

Relay has three terms each year (summer, fall, and spring).


In addition to the standard Relay Teaching Residency admissions and certification requirements, participants in the Relay Teaching Residency: Baton Rouge program must meet the following campus-specific admissions and certification requirements.

Relay Baton Rouge works closely with some of the strongest public district schools and charter networks in Baton Rouge to support teaching residents. We’re particularly interested in applicants who graduated from Baton Rouge schools and want to teach at their alma maters. Relay Baton Rouge participates in the Residency School Placement program, working with Relay’s national recruiters to help qualified applicants find resident positions at partner PK-12 Baton Rouge schools. Learn more about the Residency School Placement program.

The Relay Teaching Residency: Baton Rouge program provides a pathway for alternate route licensure. Eligible applicants who are not licensed as teachers in Louisiana may receive a Level 1 Teaching Certificate by completing this program and satisfying additional certification requirements.

Download the Louisiana Certification Highlights Guide for information about certification requirements and a timeline of key milestones.

Please note that certification steps occur prior to admission, during the program, and upon completion of the program. This information is important! Failure to pass certification exams and meet other certification criteria may result in loss of your teaching position and/or removal from the Relay Teaching Residency: Baton Rouge program.

Contact Information


Relay Baton Rouge
304 Laurel Street, Suite 2D
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

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