As of Monday, March 16th, Relay Newark pivoted to online instruction in response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak and to ensure graduate student learning is not interrupted. We also have temporarily closed our administrative office, though staff and faculty are continuing to work remotely.
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FOR INCOMING CANDIDATES
The deadline to apply for Relay Newark programs for the 2020-21 school year can be found here.
Applications must be complete – including receipt of transcripts and recommendation form(s) – to be processed for admissions. Please note that Relay is currently unable to receive hard copy transcripts. Please see here for information on how to submit your transcripts to Relay; see here for guidance if COVID-19 has impacted your undergraduate transcript or graduation date. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
Incoming candidates are required to pass their Praxis Certification Exams by August 15, 2020. Passing the Praxis is required in order to fully matriculate to Relay.
We want to assure you that we are proactively reaching out to state agencies and testing companies for guidance related to the Praxis testing requirement in light of COVID-19.
As of April 3rd, the New Jersey Department of Education confirmed that all incoming students must still pass their Praxis exams prior to matriculation.
While testing centers are currently closed, The Educational Testing Service (ETS) will begin providing a Praxis At Home option for some licensure tests, as soon as Friday, May 15. This option may provide a solution to some incoming students who have not been able to secure in-person test seats. As such, we encourage all incoming Relay candidates to use this option, registering by June 1st to take an exam in June. Please review the Praxis At Home Guide for additional information on at home testing requirements and registration.
Please note that ETS is currently waiving rescheduling fees. Applicants can find additional guidance from ETS here for the latest information regarding testing and rescheduling an exam. ETS has also been in contact with all previously scheduled test registrants via email to outline the next steps. To reschedule your testing appointment at no additional cost due to COVID-19, test takers must call the Praxis Customer Services number at 800-772-9476. Office hours are 8 am to 7:45 pm Monday - Friday EST.
Summer term classes for first-year graduate students will take place on the following dates:
- Saturday, July 25th: 8:30 AM- 3 PM
- Saturday, August 8th: 8:30 AM- 3 PM
- Monday, August 10th-Tuesday, August 11th: Daytime
- Wednesday, August 12th-Thursday, August 13th: Evening
These classes are scheduled to take place in-person in Newark. If changes to this plan are required, new information will be posted in this document.
Relay Tuition/Financial Options
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FOR CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
All Relay Newark classes for the current 2019-20 school will be conducted online until at least April 24th.
We want to assure you that we are proactively reaching out to state agencies and testing companies to keep a close eye on guidance related to your teacher certification.
As a reminder, the edTPA is required in order to obtain your Standard New Jersey Teaching License. If you have registered for, but not yet submitted, the edTPA, registrations are valid for 18 months. Please find additional guidance regarding how school closures are impacting edTPA submissions here.
Relay Tuition / Financial Options
Federal Loans: All borrowers with federally held student loans will automatically have their interest rates set to 0% for a period of at least 60 days. In addition, borrowers now have the option to suspend their payments without accruing interest for at least two months to allow them greater flexibility during the national emergency. To request this forbearance, borrowers should contact their loan servicer online or by phone.
Relay Newark Class of 2020 Graduation
The Class of 2020 Graduation ceremony is currently scheduled to take place in person, as planned. If circumstances require any changes, new information will be posted here as well as emailed directly to the Class of 2020 students.