About Relay & Our History

Relay’s mission is to ensure that all students are taught by outstanding educators. Our vision is to build a more just world where every student has access to outstanding educators and a clear path to a fulfilling life.

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Approach

Our approach to training teachers and principals is unique and begins with a curriculum rooted in pedagogical theory and evidence of what works best in our schools. Our programs emphasize practices that have the most significant impact on student learning and development.

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Innovation

Relay was founded by a group of innovative practitioners who had a bold vision for a new kind of teacher preparation, grounded in their classroom experiences. Through purposeful collaborations with local public schools and leaders in the field, we achieve innovation at scale and inform new models of excellence in educator preparation.

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Impact

At Relay, we are on a mission to ensure that all students are taught by outstanding educators. Our vision is to build a more just world where every student has access to outstanding educators and a clear path to a fulfilling life.

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CTC IIA Documents and Third-Party Notification

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Relay Graduate School of Education is seeking initial institutional approval by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This approval would allow Relay Graduate School of Education to sponsor educator preparation programs in California. Interested parties are invited to submit comments that may help to inform the Commission of substantive issues regarding this institution. Comments should be submitted to the Commission at input@ctc.ca.gov. Please note that comments should specify the party's relationship to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates, other -please specify). All identifying information will remain confidential.

Application for Initial Institutional Approval