Students pay close attention during a Relay class session.

Launching in spring 2017, Relay San Antonio will offer a master’s degree with an emphasis on content and practice to help prepare experienced teachers across the Alamo City to lead students to exciting new levels of  success and personal growth.

Julio César Contreras

As founding dean of Relay San Antonio, Julio César Contreras oversees our teacher preparation in San Antonio. Before joining Relay, Contreras served as a Principal Supervisor for middle and high schools in Tulsa Public School District. He began his teaching career as a reading teacher at his elementary alma mater. He later worked at Chicago Public Schools for 12 years, where he served as a teacher, principal, district leader, and finally as a deputy chief of schools. Contreras earned his Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Aurora University and a B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in TESOL from Illinois State University.

A Relay professor leads a class session.
Inaugural Programs

Programs will be offered pending approval of Relay’s San Antonio campus by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, expected in early spring 2017.

In partnership with San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD) and other school partners, Relay plans to launch two programs in 2017.  The Master of Arts in Teaching-Content Intensive program will enable certified secondary teachers with at least three years of experience to receive 18 hours of graduate-level coursework in their subject area. The Relay Teaching Residency will provide a gradual introduction into teaching, pairing residents with experienced teachers during their first year and preparing them to become full-time teachers in the second year of the program. The partnership will create a robust and selective recruitment pipeline for San Antonio teachers.

Relay San Antonio
200 E Grayson St., Suite 108
San Antonio, TX 78215
United States
(210) 816-0661