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. Individual program details vary by state, and not all programs are available at all locations. Because licensure is tied to employment and Relay requires that students are employed in a school-based position, Relay uses students' teaching location to provide information to students about whether Relay's programs meet educational requirements for educator licensure in the state in which a student is employed.
Students are responsible for formally updating Relay via the student update form if they will be employed as an educator in a new state while enrolled at Relay. Students who relocate to another state before completing all certification program requirements in the state in which their program is approved or recognized may have difficulty or be unable to complete requirements for licensure in either state (e.g., a certification seeking student who relocates from Louisiana to New York before completing all Louisiana certification requirements). Students are encouraged to first discuss relocating with their advisor, campus operations lead, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should then carefully review and confirm the licensure requirements in the state in which they are planning to relocate by reaching out to the agency overseeing teacher preparation in that state and/or reviewing requirements as posted online. States set requirements for initial licensure and reciprocity, and will make final determination of eligibility for licensure.