This page will continue to be updated with our latest responses to how COVID-19 affects student life and instruction at Relay Chicago.
Relay Chicago Classes
Relay Chicago has regulatory approval and instructional flexibility to administer coursework online, and so for the health and safety of our graduate students, school partners, and staff, all Relay coursework and instruction will be conducted online for the 2021-22 school year. This includes Deliberate Practice for Residents. Class days and times will remain the same as indicated in our Academic Calendars. Graduate students will receive class logistics from their professors.
Relay believes every educator has the right to be safe and healthy within their classroom, school, and community. We understand that reopening schools during a global pandemic is a complex challenge for education systems with many points of influence. Relay supports our teachers and school leaders as they make the difficult decision about what is best for themselves, their students, and their families.
Relay faculty and staff are currently working to create flexibility within our processes, where possible. We encourage anyone with questions or concerns to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EdTPA for Class of 2022: We are working closely with the Illinois School Board of Education (ISBE) to consider any requirements for licensure that may be impacted by COVID-19. At this time, ISBE has continued to waive the edTPA for Fall Term 2021. In effect, this means students in the Class of 2022 can be entitled for the PEL in Summer 2022 without completing the edTPA. We will continue to provide additional updates as they come.
Relay AmeriCorps Members
Relay works closely with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Serve IL to ensure that members can fulfill their service hours via distance learning during this time to meet the requirements to receive the full Segal Education Award. Please refer to the following Support Center articles for information on Member Status and Teleservice Hours. We will provide updates to all members as necessary.