Relay Teaching Residency: Delaware

The Relay Teaching Residency is a groundbreaking teacher-preparation program that offers a unique and powerful pathway for aspiring teachers to begin a long-term career in the classroom.

During the two-year program, residents experience a structured and gradual on-ramp into the profession, complete a master’s degree, and become qualified for a full-time teaching position at a high-performing public school in Delaware. In their first year, residents immerse themselves in their schools, working directly with students under the close supervision of a Resident Advisor. Residents simultaneously enroll in Relay, where they take classes on core teaching techniques and content-specific instruction, then rehearse those techniques and receive expert feedback during weekly practice sessions. Successful first-year residents transition into lead teaching roles in the second year of the program, when they complete a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at Relay.

Upon completion of the program, residents will have a portfolio of professional achievements, a toolkit of practical teaching strategies, and two years of full-time work experience in a supportive public school. Successful residents emerge from the program with a Delaware teaching certificate and Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

Great Oaks Wilmington is the Relay Teaching Residency partner for Relay Delaware. We’re particularly interested in applicants who graduated from Delaware schools and want to return to teach.