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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
Master’s & certification
Masters of Arts in Teaching and Texas Teaching Certification
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Master’s & certification
Masters of Arts in Teaching and Texas Teaching Certification
  • 20 months
    Program Duration
    Program duration can vary based on the number of courses taken per semester, summer semester enrollment, as well as other factors
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
    Combination of in-person and online courses.
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
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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
    Program duration can vary based on the number of courses taken per semester, summer semester enrollment, as well as other factors
  • Hybrid
    Program Format
    Combination of in-person and online courses.
  • Pre-Test Required
    No
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Priority Deadline
    Oct. 23, 2020
    Spring
  • Final Deadline
    Nov. 30, 2020
    Spring
  • Priority Deadline
    Jan. 11, 2021
    Summer
  • Priority Deadline
    Feb. 15, 2021
    Summer
  • Final Deadline
    Mar. 29, 2021
    Summer
  • Priority Deadline
    May 10, 2021
    Fall
  • Final Deadline
    May 27, 2021
    Fall
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Tuition & Fees
$8,000
In State Tuition
$0
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Cost Offsets
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!
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Certifications
Certifications
Provides information on the types of credentials one can gain by becoming certified to teach through this specific program of interest.
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)

Program Semesters/Steps Overview

  • Year 1
    • Residents are paired with a master teacher (Resident Advisor)
    • Gradually increase teaching responsibilities
    • Attend master’s classes with Relay GSE (Graduate School of Education)
    • Attend weekly practice sessions (known as Deliberate Practice) with Relay GSE
    • Receive regular coaching and feedback from Fellow Advisor at KIPP, Faculty Advisor at Relay GSE and the Manager of Relay Residency
    • Enjoy a full-time salary and benefits
  • Year 2
    • Serve as a lead teacher
    • Continue master’s classes with Relay
    • Continue to receive coaching and feedback
    • Earn state teaching certification

Program Hallmarks

  • Hands-On Experience

    In the fall semester, our Residents focus on classroom management, time and task management and introducing new material in order to better prepare for their first year of lead teaching. Because the program focuses on performance, there are multiple performance assessments and several advancement gateways during the first year that help Relay faculty determine if the Resident is making adequate progress toward becoming a full-time teacher. 
    Also, all Residents are required to visit and observe other KIPP classrooms in order to observe other highly successful teachers in the region.

  • Preparation for Diverse Populations

    During the first year of the Residency, Residents focus on topics such as: getting to know students, families and schools, reflecting on cultural responsiveness and learning how to engage all students. Also, all Primary and Secondary ELA students are enrolled in an ESL course to better prepare them for the ESL exam.

  • Mentoring & Coaching

    Residents receive constant feedback from multiple individuals, including their Resident Advisor and Leadership Team at their KIPP school, their Faculty Advisor at Relay and the Manager of Relay Residency. Now that the Residency is in its 5th year, we have a number of KIPP alum that are serving as Resident Advisors. Having been a Resident themselves, these alum can successfully support and carry out the vision of the Residency.

Stats
153
Total Enrollment
2.75
Entry GPA Min Grad Eligibility
3.25
Entry GPA Med
78
Program Completers
14.00%
Acceptance Rate
Gender
  • Male
  • Female
  • 23%
  • 77%
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