Relay Newark

New Jersey’s largest city is home to incredible diversity and culture.
Newark city skyline at night
Student smiling in class
Sr. Dean Jamey Verrilli teaches
Relay Newark students at graduation

About Relay Newark

The largest city in the Garden State is a diverse, bustling destination with unique cultural attractions just miles from New York City. Relay Newark currently offers the following programs: Relay Teaching Residency, Master of Arts in Teaching, Graduate Alternate Route Certification, and Advanced Certificate in Special Education. Newark programs are approved by Newark Public Schools for district teachers.





RESIDENT SALARY RANGE: $40,000  $50,000
(varies by school partner and role)


Relay Teaching Residency
Master of Arts in Teaching
Graduate Alternate Route Certification
Advanced Certificate in Special Education



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


special education
Dean Dr. Nichelle Bowes

Dean Dr. Nichelle Bowes

Nichelle Bowes assumed the role of Dean of Relay Newark in 2018 after serving the campus as Assistant and Associate Dean since 2013. Nichelle is committed to continuing the campus' legacy of strong instructional preparation and dedication to social justice. As a proud immigrant and product of public education systems, she believes strongly in ensuring that practitioners in K - 12 classrooms are equipped with pedagogical practices that not only drive academic achievement, but values the individual student, honors the cultural practices of the students and families, and engages the communities in which students live.

Nichelle began her career as a Teach for America corps member in Paterson, NJ where she served for 5 years as a humanities teacher, before serving the students and families of East Orange, NJ as a 4th and 5th grade ELA teacher and literacy coach. Nichelle holds a B.A. in English and Psychology from Binghamton University, an M.A. in Counselor Education from Kean University, a M.P.A. from Rutgers University, and an Ed. D. from Johns Hopkins University.

City Highlights

Get to know Newark, New Jersey.

CITY POPULATION: 8.5 million


The Garden State’s largest city offers easy access to New York and plenty to do right outside your front door.

Check out a show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center or visit the Newark Museum, the largest museum in the state, featuring a wide range of contemporary and ancient art. Sports fans can watch the New Jersey Devils play at the Prudential Center or take in a game at one of the region’s dozens of other professional sports stadiums.

Newark’s diverse population produces a wealth of delicious dining options. The Ironbound District is an excellent destination for Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian cuisine.

And of course, Newark is just eight miles from downtown Manhattan, with access available by bus, train, subway, ferry, and more.


gettting around

Most residents of Newark own cars. However, public transportation to New York and nearby New Jersey cities is abundant and easy to access through New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority of New Jersey and New York. Learn more.

Contact Information


Relay Newark
50 Park Place, Suite 1001
Newark, NJ 07102