About Relay San Antonio
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.
Download the Texas Certification Highlights Guide for information about certification requirements and timelines.
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.
Dean Annie Hoffman
As Dean of Relay San Antonio, Annie Hoffman oversees all aspects of teacher training. As a native Texan, she is thrilled to be leading Relay San Antonio in her home state and providing teachers with the knowledge and skills to be effective teachers for their PK-12 students.
Most recently, Hoffman took a sabbatical from her role as the Senior Director of Elementary Curriculum Design and Assistant Professor of Practice in Relay New York to teach first grade in the New York City Department of Education. Prior to joining Relay, Hoffman completed her Masters of Education in Language and Literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She began her teaching career at Sherman Elementary in the Houston Independent School District. Hoffman earned her B.S. in magazine journalism from Syracuse University.
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.
Recalling the Walkouts of 1968, San Antonio Express-News
San Antonio's School Inequity Rooted in City's History of Segregation, The Rivard Report
250 E Grayson St.
San Antonio, TX 78215