Relay Teaching Residency: San Antonio

The Relay Teaching Residency: San Antonio is a two-year program that includes an apprentice year, a master’s degree, and recommendation for a Texas Standard Certificate. San Antonio is a high-priority Relay campus with an urgent need for diverse, dedicated teachers, and Relay San Antonio 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)
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.

*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.

SCHOOL PARTNERS

San Antonio Independent School District
IDEA Public Schools
KIPP San Antonio Public Schools
San Antonio Independent School District
Southwest Prep

Available Majors

Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 5-12)
Secondary Mathematics (Grades 5-12)
Secondary Science
Secondary Social Studies

SCHEDULE

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.

CLASS SCHEDULE

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 SAN ANTONIO ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

Relay San Antonio works closely with some of the strongest public district schools and charter networks in San Antonio to support teaching residents.  Relay San Antonio participates in the Residency Placement program, working with Relay’s national recruiters to help qualified applicants find resident positions at partner PK-12 San Antonio schools. Learn more about the Residency School Placement program.

TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION

Applicants to the Relay Teaching Residency: San Antonio must submit a degree-conferred undergraduate transcript from an accredited institution of higher education. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) provides a list of recognized accrediting agencies.

Applicants who attended any educational institutions outside of the United States must submit an official hard copy transcript in the institution’s sealed envelope to Relay AND submit a course-by-course conversion of the international transcript translated into the American system by a foreign credential evaluation service recognized by the Texas Education Authority (TEA). The TEA provides a list of recognized evaluators on their website. Download the Out-of-Country Guide for additional information on documentation required for applicants with degrees from foreign countries.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligible graduate students will pursue certification through Relay Graduate School of Education’s Texas Alternative Certification Program. Eligible applicants may receive a Texas Standard Certificate by completing this program and satisfying additional certification requirements.

Download the Texas Certification Highlights Guide for information about certification requirements and 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: San Antonio program.

Contact Information

Address

Relay San Antonio
250 E Grayson St.
San Antonio, TX 78215

Email

sanantonio@relay.edu
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NOTICES   

Download the Texas Education Preparation Program Complaint Policy, posted in accordance with Texas Administrative Code Title 19 Chapter 228.70.