The land of the Rockies is a top destination for adventure seekers.
Denver skyline
Dean Therese Zosel-Harper
Relay Denver graduate students
teachers working together

About Relay Denver

Denver is one of the fastest growing urban centers in the country. With its booming economy and easy access to outdoor activities, Denver is a great place for those who want to work hard and play hard. Relay Denver currently offers the following programs: Relay Teaching Residency and Master of Arts in Teaching.







RESIDENT SALARY RANGE: $25,000  $30,000 (varies by school partner and role)


Relay Teaching Residency 
Master of Arts in Teaching
Advanced Certificate in Special Education
4 Term 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.



Download the Colorado Certification Highlights Guide for information about certification requirements and timelines.

Therese Zosel-Harper

Dean Therese Zosel-Harper

As dean of Relay Denver, Therese Zosel-Harper oversees all aspects of teacher preparation in the Mile High City. Before joining Relay Denver, she served as Relay New York's assistant dean of students, and as an assistant professor of practice for four years. Prior to joining Relay, Zosel-Harper served as a high school social studies and adolescent literacy teacher at Peace and Diversity Academy in the Bronx, NY, where she was placed as a Teach For America corps member. Zosel-Harper earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Oregon’s Clark Honors College. She earned her M.S.T. in Teaching Social Studies at Pace University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University.

City Highlights

Get to know Denver, Colorado.

CITY POPULATION: 2.1 million


Denver offers a unique mix of vibrant urban life with easy access to mountain adventures. Locals might spend an afternoon at the renovated Union Station, which is Denver’s transit hub, a historic landmark, and a shopping destination all in one. First Friday Art Walks offer open galleries, great food, and fun for all ages. Denverites don’t need to go far for outdoor access, as the city is home to almost 20,000 acres of urban parks, and they often finish off a day of activity by sampling craft beers from one of the city’s 148 microbreweries.

Denver is located to the east of the Rocky Mountains, and is just a couple hours drive to some of the world’s most famous ski resorts — including Vail and Breckenridge — and even closer to mountains such as Winter Park and Keystone.


Most Denver residents use cars within the city, as well as to get to nearby mountains. However, the Regional Transit Authority (RTD) provides limited transportation options in the city and beyond, including light rail throughout the metro area, and the A-Line for travel between Denver and the airport. Learn more.

Contact Information

Relay Denver


Relay Denver
4130 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211