Relay Newark

New Jersey’s largest city is home to incredible diversity and culture.
Newark city skyline at night
Newark Professor Nichelle Bowes
Sr. Dean Jamey Verrilli teaches
Relay Newark students at graduation

About Relay Newark

The largest city in the Garden State is a diverse, bustling destination with unique cultural attractions just miles from New York City. Relay Newark currently offers the following programs: Relay Teaching Residency, Master of Arts in Teaching, Graduate Alternate Route Certification, and Advanced Certificate in Special Education. Newark programs are approved by Newark Public Schools for district teachers.





RESIDENT SALARY RANGE: $40,000  $50,000
(varies by school partner and role)


Relay Teaching Residency
Master of Arts in Teaching
Graduate Alternate Route Certification
Advanced Certificate in Special Education



Download the New Jersey Certification Highlights Guide for information about certification requirements and timelines.


special education
Senior Dean Jamey Verrilli

Senior Dean Jamey Verrilli

As senior dean of Relay Newark, Jamey Verrilli oversees all aspects of our teacher preparation programs in Newark. He began his educational work in 1984, as a Jesuit Volunteer Corps community organizer in the Bronx. Verrilli then joined Link Community School, first as a teacher and eventually as principal. In 1997, Verrilli co-founded North Star Academy Charter School of Newark, where he was principal of the Downtown Middle School for 14 years. Verrilli has received numerous awards for this leadership, including the National Blue Ribbon Schools' Terrel H. Bell Award, given each year by the U.S. Department of Education to the top ten principals in the nation. He earned his B.A. in history from Colby College and his M.A.T. from Brown University.

City Highlights

Get to know Newark, New Jersey.

CITY POPULATION: 8.5 million


The Garden State’s largest city offers easy access to New York and plenty to do right outside your front door.

Check out a show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center or visit the Newark Museum, the largest museum in the state, featuring a wide range of contemporary and ancient art. Sports fans can watch the New Jersey Devils play at the Prudential Center or take in a game at one of the region’s dozens of other professional sports stadiums.

Newark’s diverse population produces a wealth of delicious dining options. The Ironbound District is an excellent destination for Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian cuisine.

And of course, Newark is just eight miles from downtown Manhattan, with access available by bus, train, subway, ferry, and more.


gettting around

Most residents of Newark own cars. However, public transportation to New York and nearby New Jersey cities is abundant and easy to access through New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority of New Jersey and New York. Learn more.

Contact Information


Relay Newark
50 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102