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KIPP Relay Residency

The KIPP Relay Residency is offered in Houston and is a part of KIPP Texas Public Schools. KIPP Texas is part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and life.

The combination of a Resident Advisor (mentor teacher at KIPP), the gradual on ramp of responsibilities and deliberate practice make the Residency an effective program. Residents are given constant feedback from their Resident Advisor, Relay Faculty Advisor and the manager of the Relay Residency so they are well prepared to take on their own classroom in the second year.

  • College or University
  • Houston, TX
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The Residency prepared me to be a teacher by giving me important hands-on experience. I was in the classroom everyday observing a master teacher, while also getting the chance to teach and perfect my own craft.

Ellen Williams

KIPP Relay Residency
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Master’s & certification
Masters of Arts in Teaching and Texas Teaching Certification
  • 20 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

Being a part of the KIPP Relay Residency is a prestigious honor and an amazing opportunity for individuals interested in a career in teaching. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about our mission and have a desire to work with students in underserved communities.

Because our Residents must be strong leaders in their classrooms, we look for candidates who have leadership experience, as well as experience working with children. The Relay Residency is a rigorous program, and we look for individuals who are driven, strive for excellence and are willing to work with others.

Residents that take and learn from critical feedback do exceptionally well in this program as the first year of the Residency involves a lot of growth and the refinement of instructional skills. The Residency is meant for individuals who want to learn and are willing to work hard to make sure their students succeed. Teaching is an incredibly challenging profession and learning to teach while taking graduate school classes can be similarly rigorous. While the Residency is a demanding two-year commitment, our Residents come out more prepared to take over and succeed in their own classrooms.

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  • 20 months
    Program Duration
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Oct. 23, 2022
  • Nov. 30, 2022
  • Jan. 11, 2023
  • Feb. 15, 2023
  • Mar. 29, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • May 27, 2023

Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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  • $8,000

    In State Tuition

  • $0

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at KIPP Relay Residency have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with KIPP Relay Residency to see if you can, too!
Core Subjects (4-8)
Core Subjects (Pre-K-6)
English Language Arts and Reading (7-12)
Mathematics (7-12)
Science (7-12)
Social Studies (7-12)

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Program Hallmarks

  • Male
  • Female
  • 23%
  • 77%
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