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November 13, 2017

HACU session at Café College in San Antonio discusses the Relay GSE partnership designed to promote teacher diversity


The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is working with Relay Graduate School of Education to promote diversity within the teaching profession.  HACU Director of Student Services Gaston Cantu was at Café College in San Antonio, Texas, on November 14, 2017, to discuss the HACU and Relay GSE partnership.

Relay GSE prepares teachers through the Relay Teaching Residency, a two-year graduate program where new teachers earn their teaching certification, a master’s degree, and a full-time job placement with salary and benefits. The Relay program is open to all majors, including graduating seniors, graduates, and career changers.

Together HACU and Relay GSE are working to find future teachers who share a background and culture with our students.  Relay GSE is dedicated to diversifying the teacher pipeline and has a special interest in graduates from HACU member schools and is reserving 10 slots for students from HACU-member institutions into their Teaching Residency program, contingent upon applicants meeting the requirements of the Residency. 

The Relay Teaching Residency is a teacher preparation program where students earn a salary, a teaching certification, and a master’s degree - while learning from the most successful teachers and school leaders.

  • Two-year on-ramp into the classroom, focused on mentorship, guidance, and practice
  • Mission-driven organization to improve public education and close the opportunity gap
  • Earn a master's degree & teaching certification - Total tuition: $6,500
  • Full-time job placement with salary and benefits: Year 1: $25,000-$35,000 | Year 2: $45,000+
  • Watch a quick video overview of the Residency by clicking here.

For additional questions on HACU – Relay, contact Gaston Cantu. 210-576-3250 or via email here