Statement of Accreditation Status

Relay Graduate School of Education

  • CEO: Dr. Mayme Hostetter, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Ms. Katya Melkote
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions » Exclusively graduate/professional
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): Teacher U Graduate School of Education (4/8/2011), Relay School of Education (8/9/2011)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 2012
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2017
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2025-2026
  • Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2022

Contact Information

25 Broadway
New York, NY 10004

(212) 228-1888

www.relay.edu

  • The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location at 301 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX 75232 to 1600 E. Pioneer Parkway, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75232 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission’s decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 29, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location at 794 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 to 370 James Street, 2nd floor, New Haven, CT 06513 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the new location and of the date that instruction ceases at the former location. To note that the Commission reserves the right to rescind approval of this substantive change if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission’s decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method-distance education program (Online Master of Arts in Special Education) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • January 3, 2020
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second Master’s degree program (Master of Arts in Special Education) within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 21, 2019
    To note the substantive change site visit occurred on September 17, 2019 to the main campus at 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, and the information provided in the substantive change request was verified. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at the Houston Site, 6700 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX 77074. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • September 3, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To note the institution’s decision to close the additional location at Relay GSE Dallas Site, Uplift Education 1825 Market Center Blvd #500, Dallas, TX 75207. To require immediate notification when instruction ceases at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • March 4, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Relay Indiana, 1630 N. Meridian Street, Suite 450, Indianapolis, IN 46202 within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To note that a substantive change site visit is not required. To require immediate notification when instruction commences at the additional location. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if instruction does not commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the main campus from 40 West 20th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10011 to 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. To direct a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the new location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Relay Houston, 7447 Harwin Drive, Suite 249, Houston, TX 77036 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Relay Houston, 7447 Harwin Drive, Suite 249, Houston, TX 77036 as an additional location and to include the location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the Relay Atlanta additional location from c/o South Atlanta High School, 800 Hutchens Road, Atlanta, GA 30354 to 100 Hartsfield Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30354 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the reclassification of the other instructional site at Relay Dallas-Fort Worth, 301 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX 75232 as an additional location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations as an additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To the relocation of the additional location from Relay GSE Washington, DC Site, KIPP D.C., 2600 Virginia Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 to Relay Washington, DC, 1140 3rd Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 include within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location from Newark Site, 13-25 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102 to Relay Newark, 50 Park Place, Suite M200, Newark, NJ 07102 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the additional location from the Nashville Site, 23 Douglas Avenue, Nashville, TN 37807 to Relay Nashville, 3410 Knight Drive, Whites Creek, TN 37189 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the Relay Memphis additional location from 477 South Main Street 5th floor, Memphis, TN 38013 to 1350 Concourse Avenue, Suite 434, Memphis, TN 38014 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the Relay Chicago additional location from 1 North State Street, 6M, Chicago, IL 60602 to 2911 W. 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60632 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • October 29, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the relocation of the Relay Baton Rouge additional location from UP Elementary, 5300 Monarch Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70811 to 304 Laurel Street, Suite 2D, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first Postsecondary Certificate (<1 year) program (Advanced Certificate in Special Education) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • April 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval to operate from the State of Connecticut Board of Education and to include the additional location at Elm City College Prep Middle School, 794 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • April 26, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval from New York State Education Department and to include the Mostly Online Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT) within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • March 5, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Relay Atlanta, c/o South Atlanta High School, 800 Hutchens Road, Atlanta, GA 30354 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • March 5, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method program [Mostly Online Master's of Arts in Teaching (MAT)], within the scope of the institution’s accreditation effective upon receipt of state approvals. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • November 16, 2017
    To reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the self-study process. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2025-2026.
  • May 1, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include within the scope of the institution's accreditation the relocation of the following additional locations (1) from Baton Rouge Site, 100 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 to Relay Baton Rouge, UP Elementary, 5300 Monarch Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70811; (2) from Chicago Site, 1 N. State Street, Floor 7-L, Chicago, IL 60602 to Relay Chicago, 1 N. State Street, 6M, Chicago, IL 60602; (3) from Wilmington Site, 100 W. 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 to Relay Delaware, 1313 N. Market Street, Suite 150 E., Wilmington, DE 19801; (4) from Denver Site, DSST Stapleton High School, 2000 Valentia Street, Denver, CO 80238 to Relay Denver, 4130 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80211; (5) from Memphis Site, Freedom Preparatory Academy, 5132 Jonetta Street, Memphis, TN 38109 to Relay Memphis, 477 South Main Street, 5th Floor, Memphis, TN 38103; and (6) from New Orleans Site, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-5665 to Relay New Orleans, 1615 Poydras Street, Suite 820, New Orleans, LA 70112. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the new location and the closure of the old location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • March 23, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of documentation of approval to operate from the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and to include the additional location at Rocketship Education, 2001 Gateway Place, Suite 230 E, San Jose, CA 95110 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation.
  • February 27, 2017
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) Relay GSE Dallas Site, Uplift Education, 1825 Market Center Blvd #500, Dallas, TX 75207; (2) Relay GSE San Antonio Site, 250 East Grayson Street, San Antonio, TX 78215; and (3) Relay GSE Washington, DC Site, KIPP D.C., 2600 Virginia Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. Operations at the additional locations must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • October 31, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Rocketship Education, 2001 Gateway Place, Suite 230 E, San Jose, CA 95110 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation, effective upon receipt of state approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. Operations at the additional location must commence within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • June 27, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at the Camden Site, 800 Erie Street, Camden, NJ 08102 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • May 6, 2016
    To note that institution's decision to withdraw the substantive change request for an additional location at Relay GSE Philadelphia, 100 W. Oxford Street, Suite 2100 E, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
  • May 2, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Baton Rouge Site, 100 Lafayette Street, 2nd floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To remind the institution that the Commission is still awaiting state approvals for the additional locations in Philadelphia, PA and New Haven, CT. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • February 29, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at KIPP Nashville, 23 Douglas Avenue, Nashville, TN 37807 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at Elm City College Prep Middle School, 794 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation to be effective upon receipt of state approval from Connecticut. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • January 4, 2016
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at DSST Stapleton High School, 2000 Valentia Street, Denver, CO 80238 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • August 31, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the relocation of the additional location from Mastery Charter School Pickett Campus, 5700 Wayne Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 to Relay GSE Philadelphia, 100 W. Oxford Street, Suite 2100 E, Philadelphia, PA 19122 and to include the new location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation to be effective upon receipt of state approval. The Commission requires written notification within 30 days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. To approve the relocation of the additional location from Prestige Academy Charter School, 1121 Thatcher Street, Wilmington, DE 19802 to Relay GSE Wilmington, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 503, Wilmington, DE 19801 and to include the new location within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • June 29, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Freedom Preparatory Academy, 5132 Jonetta Street, Memphis, TN 38109 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • March 2, 2015
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at Prestige Academy Charter School, 1121 Thatcher Street, Wilmington, DE 19802 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. To also include the additional location at Mastery Charter Schools Pickett Campus, 5700 Wayne Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144 within the scope of the institution's accreditation to be effective upon receipt of state approval. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 20, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission’s representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional locations at (1) 6700 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77074; and (2) 1 N. State Street, Floor 7-L, Chicago, IL 60602 within the scope of the institution’s accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • March 6, 2014
    To note the visits by the Commission's representative and to affirm inclusion of the additional locations at (1) 13-25 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102 and (2) Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-5665 within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • March 3, 2014
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional locations at (1) 6700 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77074; and (2) 1 N. State Street, Floor 7-L, Chicago, IL 60602 provisionally within the scope of the institution’s accreditation pending a site visit within six months of the commencement of operations at one of these locations and effective upon receipt of state approvals. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at these additional locations. In the event that operations at the additional locations do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • October 3, 2013
    To note receipt of documentation of state approval from the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and to provisionally include the additional location at 13-25 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102, within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations.
  • April 29, 2013
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to provisionally include the additional location at Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118-5665 within the scope of the institution's accreditation, pending a site visit within six months of commencing operations. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the additional location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • November 15, 2012
    To grant accreditation and to commend the institution for the quality of the self-study report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
  • July 2, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the additional location at 13-25 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102, provisionally within the scope of the institution's Candidate Status, effective upon receipt of state approval and pending a site visit within six months of commencement of operations at the location. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at the additional location. In the event that operations at the location do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The evaluation visit is scheduled for 2012-2013.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Accreditation Readiness Report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To grant Candidate for Accreditation status and to invite the institution to initiate self-study in preparation for an evaluation visit in 2012-2013. To note that Candidate for Accreditation status is an indication that an institution is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (< 1 year) Approved to offer ONE program at this credential level: Advanced Certificate in Special Education
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent
  • Additional Location
    Camden Site
    800 Erie Street
    Camden, NJ 08102
    Opened: 08/01/2016
  • Additional Location
    Philadelphia Site
    100 W. Oxford Street, Suite 2100 E
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
  • Additional Location
    Prestige Academy Charter School
    1121 Thatcher Street
    Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Additional Location
    Relay Atlanta
    100 Hartsfield Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30354
    Opened: 01/02/2019
  • Additional Location
    Relay Baton Rouge
    304 Laurel Street, Suite 2D
    Baton Rouge, LA 70801
    Opened: 01/02/2019
  • Additional Location
    Relay Chicago
    2911 W. 47th Street
    Chicago, IL 60632
    Opened: 01/02/2019
  • Additional Location
    Relay Connecticut
    370 James Street, 2nd Floor
    New Haven, CT 06513
    Opened: 11/01/2020
  • Additional Location
    Relay Dallas-Fort Worth
    1600 E. Pioneer Parkway, Suite 500
    Dallas, TX 75232
    Opened: 11/01/2020
  • Additional Location
    Relay Delaware
    1313 N. Market Street, Suite 150 E.
    Wilmington, DE 19801
    Opened: 07/03/2017
  • Additional Location
    Relay Denver
    4130 Navajo Street
    Denver, CO 80211
    Opened: 07/03/2017
  • Additional Location
    Relay GSE San Antonio Site
    250 East Grayson Street
    San Antonio, TX 78215
    Opened: 03/25/2017
  • Additional Location
    Relay Houston
    7447 Harwin Drive, Ste 249
    Houston, TX 77036
    Opened: 01/02/2019
  • Additional Location
    Relay Indiana
    1630 N. Meridian Street, Suite 450
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    Opened: 07/22/2019
  • Additional Location
    Relay Memphis
    1350 Concourse Avenue, Suite 434
    Memphis, TN 38014
    Opened: 01/02/2019
  • Additional Location
    Relay Nashville
    3410 Knight Drive
    Whites Creek, TN 37189
    Opened: 01/02/2019
  • Additional Location
    Relay New Orleans
    1615 Poydras Street, Suite 820
    New Orleans, LA 70112
    Opened: 07/03/2017
  • Additional Location
    Relay Newark
    50 Park Place, Suite M200
    Newark, NJ 07102
    Opened: 01/02/2019
  • Additional Location
    Relay Washington, DC
    1140 3rd Street, NE
    Washington, DC 20002
    Opened: 01/02/2019
  • Additional Location
    Rocketship Education
    2001 Gateway Place, Suite 230 E
    San Jose, CA 95110
  • Other Instructional Site
    Baruch College Campus High School
    55 E. 25th St.
    New York, NY 10010
  • Other Instructional Site
    KIPP Nashville
    123 Douglas Street
    Nashville, TN 37207
  • Other Instructional Site
    Relay GSE Main Office
    40 West 20th Street, 7th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
  • Other Instructional Site
    Relay GSE New Orleans Office
    1555 Poydras St.
    New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Other Instructional Site
    Relay GSE Philadelphia
    100 W. Oxford Street, Suite 2100 E
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
  • Other Instructional Site
    Spring Branch ISD West Transition Campus
    2100 Shadowdale Drive
    Houston, TX 77042
  • Other Instructional Site
    St. Francis College
    180 Remsen St.
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

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