About Relay Louisiana
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.
For the past decade, New Orleans has emerged as one of the most innovative public school environments in the United States. The Crescent City has been the site of an urban renaissance that includes major revolutions to its school system and a renewed emphasis on tourism. Relay New Orleans currently offers the following programs: Relay Teaching Residency, Master of Arts in Teaching, Add-On Certification in Special Education, Alternate Teacher Certification, Relay Tutor Corps, and Relay Summer Experience.
BATON ROUGE PROJECTED 2020-21 ENROLLMENT: 40
NEW ORLEANS PROJECTED 2020-21 ENROLLMENT: 110
BATON ROUGE AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY: $47,000 - $62,000
NEW ORLEANS AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY: $50,000 - $65,000
AVERAGE RESIDENT SALARY: $30,000
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.
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.
Get to know Louisiana
BATON ROUGE POPULATION: 221,599
NEW ORLEANS POPULATION: 390,128
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.
Join in on one of the biggest parties in the United States — Mardi Gras! The annual carnival lights up New Orleans with jazz music, delicious food, and great community. For more jazz, take a free tour at New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park to learn about a central part of New Orleans culture. The annual New Orleans JazzFest is also a hit with residents and tourists alike.
New Orleans is known for having incredible food. Enjoy a beignet (a French donut) at Cafe du Monde — people come from far and wide for these — and try some jambalaya and gumbo. The streets of the historic French Quarter are lined with beautiful architecture, dining, and entertainment venues, so you can geet a taste of French Creole and Cajun culture any time of year.
GETTING AROUND IN BATON ROUGE:
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.
GETTING AROUND IN NEW ORLEANS:
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is a network of buses and streetcars with almost 40 routes through neighborhoods in New Orleans. Depending on school and living location, having a car in New Orleans may be necessary, although the downtown district is dense and public transportation and cycling provide a good alternative option.
Katrina swept away New Orleans’ school system, ushering in new era, Washington Post
How New Orleans Proved Urban-Education Reform Can Work, New York Magazine
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New Orleans, LA 70113