The Relay Teaching Residency: New Orleans is a two-year program that includes an apprentice year, a master’s degree, and recommendation for a Louisiana Level I Teaching Certificate. New Orleans is a high-priority Relay campus with an urgent need for diverse, dedicated teachers, and Relay New Orleans offers qualified applicants support finding a local PK-12 school position through the Residency School Placement program.
TUITION & AID
TWO-YEAR RESIDENCY PROGRAM TUITION & FEES: $35,000 ($17,500/year)
COST OF CERTIFICATION EXAMS*: $416-$734
RELAY INSTITUTIONAL AID: $16,000
SEGAL AMERICORPS EDUCATION AWARD*: $12,000
STUDENT MAX OUT OF POCKET TUITION COST: $7,000
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 Relay Louisiana Certification Highlights Guide for an overview of certification requirements and cost details.
*The Relay Teaching Residency is an AmeriCorps program. Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards further reduces the out-of-pocket cost of tuition for Residents. All Residents are expected to apply for AmeriCorps, regardless of prior AmeriCorps service. Residents must submit all paperwork to be eligible for the discounted tuition price of $6,500.
KIPP New Orleans
Crescent City Schools
New Orleans College Prep
Elementary Education (Grades K-5)
Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Mathematics (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Social Studies (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Science (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).
RELAY NEW ORLEANS ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the standard Relay Teaching Residency admissions and certification requirements, participants in the Relay Teaching Residency: New Orleans program must meet the following campus-specific admissions and licensure requirements.
Relay New Orleans works closely with some of the strongest public district schools and charter networks in New Orleans to support teaching residents. We’re particularly interested in applicants who graduated from New Orleans schools and want to teach at their alma maters. Relay New Orleans participates in the Residency School Placement program, working with Relay’s national recruiters to help qualified applicants find resident positions at partner PK-12 New Orleans schools. Learn more about the Residency School Placement program.
The Relay Teaching Residency: New Orleans 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: New Orleans program.
1615 Poydras Poydras St., Ste 820
New Orleans, LA 70112