Baton Rouge

Louisiana’s capital city has emerged as a progressive force for improving education in the state.
Baton Rouge skyline
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About Relay Baton Rouge

Louisiana’s capital and second largest city, Baton Rouge is home to a strong community of education professionals who are eager to practice, discuss, and apply their learning in service of children throughout Southern Louisiana. Relay Baton Rouge currently offers the following programs: Relay Teaching Residency, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Alternate Teacher Certification.





(varies by school partner and role)


Relay Teaching Residency
 Master of Arts in Teaching 
Alternate Teacher Certification

To review program-specific admissions requirements for this campus, click here.
To review requirements for certification programs at this campus, click here.

David Wallace

Dean Dr. David Wallace

​​​​​​Relay Louisiana (Baton Rouge & New Orleans) is led by Dr. David J. Wallace. He brings incredible experience as an outstanding PK-12 teacher, a phenomenal Relay faculty member, and an educational scholar to our Baton Rouge and New Orleans teams. Dr. Wallace began his career first as an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, New York, and then as instructional leader at a K-6 school in Miami before joining the Relay New York City faculty. He has spent six years with Relay to date, and also serves as the Founder and Chief Awakening Officer of Awakening Minds LLC, an educational consulting firm. Dr. Wallace holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Morehouse College, a master’s degree from Relay Graduate School of Education, and an Educational Doctorate from St. Thomas University. His research interests include teacher self-efficacy and the experiences of male educators of color.

In his role as Dean of Relay Louisiana, Dr. Wallace will support Relay faculty and staff in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans, while also developing our statewide vision and strategy to grow our impact.

Baton Rouge Highlights

Get to know Baton Rouge, Louisiana.



Baton Rouge is a city with rich culture, history, and nature. 

Tour Louisiana's Old State Capitol:  a beautiful, 165-year-old statehouse featuring many exhibits about the events and people that have shaped Louisiana's history.

Enjoy a Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers football game at Tiger Stadium, known as “Death Valley” for its enthusiasm and energy on Saturdays in the fall.

Go on a scenic hike in Atchafalaya Basin, the United States’ largest wetland, or visit the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center: a 103-acre facility filled with live animal exhibits, mineral exhibits, and much more that will give you a feel for Baton Rouge’s culture and climate.


The Capital Area Transit System has bus routes all over Baton Rouge.  However, buses run relatively infrequently in this small city, so it is best to have a car or bike to get around. Learn more.

Contact Information

Baton Rouge


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