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Learn more about Relay's accreditation, research, and more.


Programs in 19 States and Growing

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, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, D.C., and more! We are excited to open additional Relay campuses in the coming years to serve more PK-12 teachers and principals around the United States.

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 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