Students who need to make changes to their personal information (including name, phone, and mailing address) or teaching-placement information (including school, grade, and subject area) are responsible for immediately updating the Registrar’s Office by submitting a student record update form from the student support tab of your status page.
It is essential that Relay always has current personal and teaching-placement information for students, as Relay will regularly contact students and students’ employers with important and time-sensitive information. Additionally, this information affects various details related to students’ enrollment, including the ability to complete qualifying clinical experiences required for educator preparation program completion and certification/licensure, and tuition and financial aid. Unknown changes to students’ information can result in billing inaccuracies.
Please note: Students with Relay email may not change their email address except as a result of legal or preferred name change. Students can direct all email from their Relay email to another email address of their choice. Information on how to do this can be found in the FAQ section.
Change in Teaching Location
Any student who changes employment while enrolled at Relay is responsible for formally updating their teaching placement information via a student record update form from the student support tab of your status page within one week of the change.
In compliance with US 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 certification/licensure in each state. Because certification/licensure is tied to employment and Relay requires that students are employed in a school-based position while enrolled, Relay uses students' teaching locations to provide information to students about whether the program they are applying to, transferring to, or enrolled in meets educational requirements for certification/licensure in the state in which the student is employed in a school based position.
If a student changes the state of their employment and the program in which they are enrolled does not or has not been determined to meet educational requirements for certification/licensure in that state, they will receive a direct disclosure via email. See Professional Licensure Disclosures for additional information about these determinations.
Students should be aware that if they change the state of their employment before completing the educator preparation program in which they are enrolled, they may have difficulty or be unable to complete their educator preparation program and/or seek certification/licensure in either state (e.g., a certification/licensure-seeking student who relocates from Colorado to New York before completing all Colorado certification/licensure requirements may not be eligible for certification/licensure in Colorado or New York). Students who are considering employment in a new state prior to completing their educator preparation program should first discuss the potential implications of this change with a member of the certification team in office hours or via email by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. States set requirements for certification/licensure and transfer and will make final determination of eligibility for certification/licensure and these are subject to change. Students are encouraged to review current certification/licensure requirements and application processes of the states where they intend to be certified/licensed by contacting the agencies overseeing teacher preparation in the states where they intend to be certified/licensed or reviewing published information on their websites.