The essay question gives the reviewers a chance to see through your own words your interest in Relay and your commitment to becoming an effective teacher for the students, families, and communities we serve. The prompt for the essay is as follows:
The Relay Graduate School of Education is a ground-breaking graduate school with programs designed specifically to respond to today's urgent demand for effective and successful teachers, especially in low-income areas. Relay's graduate students must be willing to demonstrate proficiency on performance-based assessments of their teaching practice. We also require that graduate students set ambitious goals and track and measure academic outcomes for student achievement. In 500 words or less, please share specifically why you want to enroll in this program at Relay.