City Year is proud to partner with the Relay Graduate School of Education so our alumni can continue to lead on transformational change on pressing social problems. This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and their belief that young people can keep students on track to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for the Relay Teaching Residency.
The Relay Teaching Residency is different from traditional teacher training programs and from most other teaching residency programs. As a program within the Relay Graduate School of Education, Residents will learn practical teaching techniques from experienced instructors in a supportive environment, all while earning a teaching license and Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Through this paid apprenticeship, Residents will have the opportunity to build their skills for a full year as they work full time in high-need public schools and gradually take on more teaching responsibilities.
The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at the Relay Graduate School of Education and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant's application and chances for being selected as a Relay Teaching Residency. Click here to learn more about the Relay experience.
Benefits offered by Relay Graduate School of Education:
Placement support in securing a full time teacher-in-residence position with a high-need partner school.
Tennessee practitioner’s teaching license offered through the Relay Graduate School of Education.
Access to scholarships from the Relay Graduate School of Education to attain a Tennessee practitioner’s teaching license and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.
Opportunity to become an AmeriCorps member through the Relay Teaching Residency, whose benefits include an Segal AmeriCorps Education Award at the completion of each year, loan forbearance, interest accrual payments, and access to a community and network of more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members and alumni.
To Apply to the Relay Teaching Residency
Click here to access the teacher pathway site and application.
The start date for the Relay Teaching Residency will be in the summer of 2017. The exact date will vary according to partner schools – and most partner schools will require Residents to attend school-based professional development earlier in the summer before the Relay program begins. Please compare start date to your corps graduation date to limit conflicts.
City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of the application materials, as well as indicate that they learned about the Relay Teaching Residency from City Year when asked how you heard about us in the online application.
To Contact the Relay Graduate School of Education in Memphis or Nashville:
- Complete an interest form HERE
- Contact Marneé Grant, Director of National Recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for an opportunity to have fun with students during the summer and helping them grow academically?
Consider the Summer Teaching Fellowship
In partnership with FirstLine Schools, Relay Graduate School of Education is looking for passion leaders to join our Relay Summer Experience Teaching Fellows team. You will join a cohort of
committed, dedicated, diverse people who will come together to teach and have fun with joy-filled and hard-working 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in the summer of 2017.
To learn more about the Summer Teaching Fellowship and express your interest click here.
Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Relay GSE. AmeriCorps members and alumni interested in the program must complete the full application process.