Many of Relay’s academic programs are designed to meet educational requirements for educator certification/licensure. 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. Educational requirements include coursework and required clinical experiences. 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 certification/licensure requirements (e.g., testing, background checks) to be eligible for certification/licensure. Relay encourages prospective and enrolled students to review this information carefully to verify that the program to which they are applying meets requirements in the state in which they wish to be certified/licensed.
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 that they are applying to meets educational requirements for certification/licensure in the state in which a student is employed in a school-based position.
Prospective and enrolled students will receive a direct disclosure via email prior to initial enrollment (or transfer) in a Relay program and/or upon formal notification of a change in the state in which a student is employed when the program to which a prospective student is applying, an enrolled student is applying to transfer to, or an enrolled student is enrolled either:
- Does not meet the educational requirements for certification/licensure in the state in which the student is employed in a school-based position, or
- Relay has not determined whether the program meets the educational requirements for certification/licensure in the state in which the student is employed in a school-based position.
Questions about certification/licensure disclosures should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.