Relay’s educator-preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), a specialized programmatic accrediting body for educator-preparation programs. Relay is eligible for accreditation with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), a new programmatic accreditor for educator-preparation programs, with a site visit scheduled for the spring of 2020.
Many of Relay’s academic programs are designed to meet educational requirements for educator licensure. In compliance with U.S. Department of Education regulations (§ 668.43(a)(5)(v) and § 668.43(c)), Relay has made determinations about whether its programs meet the educational requirements for educator licensure in each state. Educational requirements include coursework and clinical experience tied to coursework. Note that even though a program may meet these requirements, individual students must also meet state- and program-specific requirements for admission to and completion of an educator preparation program, and any other state licensure requirements (e.g. testing, background checks) to be eligible for licensure.