The Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay) is a groundbreaking graduate school with an innovative Master’s degree program designed specifically to respond to today’s urgent demand for effective and successful educators. Relay serves 1,400 novice and early career teachers in New York, Newark, New Orleans, Chicago, Houston, Memphis, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Camden in addition to 250 aspiring and current school leaders nationally.
Relay’s mission is to teach educators to develop in all students the academic skills and strength of character needed to succeed in college and life. Our academic programs — practically focused, reinforced by the proven practices of high-performing schools, and substantiated by research — were designed to enable our graduates to lead their predominantly urban students to demonstrable annual achievement gains. Relay is positioned to bring about transformational change in educator preparation, becoming the place where a new generation of continuously-improving, results-focused individuals can fulfill their destiny in the world’s greatest profession.