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Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Relay Graduate School of Education is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) www.msche.org. The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Relay’s accreditation with MSCHE was reaffirmed in 2017.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
Relay Graduate School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), 1140 19th St NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036, (202) 223-0077, www.caepnet.org. CAEP is a programmatic accrediting agency for educator preparation programs and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Relay was granted full accreditation for its initial and advanced level programs with CAEP in 2020.
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
Relay has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
Relay Across the Country
Relay has received authorization to operate as an institution of higher education and/or grant graduate-level degree and certification programs in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, D.C. In each state, students enroll from various cities and counties, taking most of their programming online with some in-person aspects of the program.
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 directly. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
At Relay, research yields actionable insights. Collectively, our questions help us better understand how teachers and school leaders, in partnership with schools and communities, help students develop the knowledge, skills, and mindsets associated with success in school and life. In pursuit of this agenda, we consider contemporary educational issues that have broad implications for how teachers and school leaders prepare for their work in schools and classrooms, and that are of consequence to a diverse community of stakeholders. This research agenda also helps us investigate the quality and impact of our own programs. For a list of publicly available documents, visit our policies and public information page. For more information about research at Relay, please email email@example.com.