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.
As senior dean of Relay and founding dean of Relay Houston, Chris Fraser oversees all aspects of our teacher preparation in Texas and supports the Relay dean in Denver. Most recently, Fraser taught core pedagogy and secondary social studies as part of the Relay Newark faculty, and served as a Ferguson Education Leadership Fellow in Revere Public Schools. He began his career in Texas education as a Teach For America corps member in the Houston Independent School District. After working as a senior recruitment director for TFA in Atlanta, Fraser returned to Texas to teach high school social studies at YES Prep. Fraser earned an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.S. in finance from the University of Florida.
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.