At Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay), we believe that becoming a great teacher or school leader is much like becoming a great musician or doctor. It takes continuous practice, feedback, and dedication. We give Relay students unparalleled opportunities—not only to learn the techniques that will make them more effective but also to practice them with faculty and peers. The feedback they receive helps them refine their practice until they’re ready to perform with confidence in the classroom. Students emerge with the skills needed to embark on a career as a transformational educator and prepared to impact thousands of children.
Our approach to preparing teachers and school leaders is unique in the world of higher education. It begins with a curriculum rooted in pedagogical theory and grounded in evidence of what we have found works best in schools. Our programs emphasize the specific teaching and instructional-leadership skills and mindsets that have the greatest impact on student learning and character development.
We also encourage teachers and school leaders to adopt a strong focus on personal character strengths and socioemotional learning skills that will help their students grow up to be happy, responsible, and successful citizens.
Relay has turned to the teachers and school leaders who've enabled thousands of students to achieve exceptional academic and character growth to develop and lead our programs. These passionate educators are driven by a desire to transform the lives of children. They share a deep commitment to bring out the best in their fellow teachers and principals.
Relay’s mission is to teach teachers and school leaders to develop in all students the academic skills and strength of character needed to succeed in college and life. Our vision is to become the place where a new generation of continuously improving, committed individuals can fulfill their destinies in the world’s greatest profession.
Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all coursework in academic year 2021–22 is being offered in an online format only for the health and safety of our Relay community. Some exceptions may apply based on state requirements.