San Antonio

The home of the Alamo is a city with a rich history and a bright future.
view of the San Antonio riverfront at night
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Two female graduate students
 A male graduate student

About Relay San Antonio

San Antonio is a city with a rich history and a bright future. You can see the history manifested in its landmarks (the Alamo), food (authentic tacos), and personality (Fiesta!).

Relay San Antonio currently offers the following programs: Relay Teaching Residency, Master of Arts in Teaching, and a 1-Year Alternative Certification program in partnership with Teach for America.





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


Relay Teaching Residency 
Master of Arts in Teaching

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


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

Texas Certification Highlights Guide (for Residents)
Texas Certification Highlights Guide (for 1-year ACP)

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) conducts a national criminal history check on all applicants for certification. Applicants for certification who have a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense may be ineligible for issuance of a certificate on completion of an educator preparation program. For further information please review the National Criminal History Checks – FAQs on the TEA website. Applicants and enrolled students who have questions about potential ineligibility for certification have the right to request a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from the Texas Education Agency for a non-refundable fee. For more information please review the Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation FAQs on the TEA website.

Maria Faqier - Dean of San Antonio

Dean Maria Faqier

As Dean of Relay San Antonio, Maria Faqier oversees all aspects of teacher training. Maria is a native Texan and is a passionate and dedicated teacher educator who strives to provide PK-12 teachers with the effective instructional knowledge and skills they need to teach for educational equity.

Before becoming the Relay San Antonio Dean, she spent 3 years serving as a professor for Relay and before Relay, Maria served as a middle school and high school science teacher for 15 years and four years as a high school administrator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Our Lady of the Lake University, a master’s degree in teaching with a concentration in math and science from the University of the Incarnate Word, and a master’s degree in educational administration from Texas A&M San Antonio. Additionally, she is a Texas certified educator with certification in the following areas: Composite Science 8-12, Secondary Biology 6-12, ESL 6-12, Principal EC-12 and Superintendent EC-12.

San Antonio Highlights

Get to know San Antonio, Texas.

CITY POPULATION: 1.53 million



Fiesta is a week-long festival in April that  honors the fallen soldiers from the Battle of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto. The culminating event is the Battle of the Flowers Parade, which is a huge holiday for the city (it is also a school holiday).

The Alamo, one San Antonio’s signature tourist attractions, is located in the heart of the city. The city also created “Mission Reach”: bike trails that connect four additional missions.

While the commercial part of the Riverwalk is one of the best known aspects of San Antonio, the Riverwalk goes far beyond shopping. You can take a boat tour or follow the Riverwalk down South for a beautiful walk or jog.

Check out a Spurs game at the AT&T Center — there is a great food truck area!


VIA Metropolitan Transit provides bus, van, and streetcar service in San Antonio, averaging 120,000 trips every weekday. Streets can be narrow in the city, so public transportation is encouraged. Learn more.


Contact Information

Relay San Antonio


Relay San Antonio
250 E Grayson St.
San Antonio, TX 78215