Program Purpose Statement
Relay’s Alternate Route to Certification (nondegree) programs are designed to prepare individuals who have already completed a bachelor’s degree for a career in an early childhood, elementary, or secondary general-education classroom. Relay’s Alternate Route programs require both coursework and clinical experience in schools and are designed to meet the educational requirements for educator certification in the state in which they are approved. Refer to the Educator Licensure Pathways by State and Program page on the Relay website for details
Program length will vary by program, depending on state requirements for certification/licensure, but is generally 18–24 credit hours over 3–4 terms.