Relay Philadelphia & Camden

Philadelphia is known for having walkable, lively and unique neighborhoods with a character that is reflected in cultural diversity and expansive public art. Camden is known for having a beautiful riverfront as well as an expansive network in medicine and education.
Ben Franklin Bridge
Senior Dean Shemanne Davis
Professor Zach Blattner with Relay graduate students
Relay graduate students

About Relay Philadelphia & Camden

Philadelphia is a city steeped in the history of our nation’s independence yet continues to be on the forefront of progress in business, medicine and education. Located across the Delaware River, Camden is a historic industrial center undergoing a period of rapid urban renewal with a vast amount of resources dedicated to improving educational outcomes in the city. Relay Philadelphia & Camden currently offers the following programs in public, charter and parochial schools: Relay Teaching Residency, Graduate Alternate Route Certification, Certificate in Special Education, Dual Certificate and a Master’s of Arts in teaching.
 

 

CAMPUS OVERVIEW 

YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2015

PROJECTED ENROLLMENT 2017-18: 160

salaries

AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY: $58,860 (Philadelphia),  $58,860 (Camden)
RESIDENT* SALARY RANGE:  $35,000  40,000 (Philadelphia),  
$35,000  42,000 (Camden)

programs

Relay Teaching Residency
Graduate Alternate Route Certification
Certificate in Special Education

 

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

Senior Dean Shemanne Davis

Dean Shemanne Davis

As founding dean of Relay Philadelphia & Camden, Shemanne Davis oversees all aspects of teacher preparation in the region. Davis previously trained graduate students as a member of the Relay Newark faculty. She began her career at Stephenson Middle School in DeKalb County Schools, where she was selected as a Special Education liaison. Davis then earned her J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and worked with the Georgia Legal Services Special Education Program. She was also an Education Pioneers fellow at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education and Dean of Students at Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School. Davis earned her B.A. in history and women's studies and her M.A.T. from Emory University.

City Highlights

Get to know Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey.

PHILADELPHIA POPULATION: 1.568 million

CAMDEN POPULATION: 510,000

CITY FUN

In Philadelphia visit Old City to see a handful of the most historical landmarks in the United States including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House. It’s rewarding to plan a trip in advance with a guided tour or spontaneously explore on your own -- the history is undeniable!

For those looking for more outdoor-based activities, Philadelphia is home to Fairmount Park, which has more than 9,200 acres of open space and trails. To get there, take a trip up the Schuylkill River Trail, a multi-purpose path open to both bikers and pedestrians with beautiful views of the downtown skyline and Schuylkill River. Also located across Philadelphia are 100’s of multiple-story murals that connect to the cultural and historical roots of the city.

Camden is home to the Adventure Aquarium, an extensive and long-standing aquatic attraction. Located on the shores of the Delaware River in Camden is also the historic USS New Jersey, a fully preserved battleship from World War II. Camden also hosts a variety of critically acclaimed local restaurants such as Fresh and Co., Camden Deli and The Drouthy Bear. Take a walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge to get a feel of both cities and experience excellent views.   

GETTING AROUND

Many residents of Philadelphia do not have a car and rely on public transportation to get around. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) operates buses, subways, and a commuter rail that provide access to most areas of the city.

Although New Jersey Transit does provide routes around Camden, a car is likely needed for those living or teaching in Camden.

Contact Information

Address

Relay Philadelphia & Camden
100 W. Oxford St., Suite 2100 E
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Email

support@relay.edu