Why should you become a teacher?
The reasons are endless, but here are just a few.
Change the World
Do you dream of a life of impact and meaning? Teachers shape young minds and build the future. They focus the lens through which students view themselves and the world they live in, empowering a generation of young people to become engaged citizens.
All kids, no matter their zip code or parents’ income, are born naturally curious and ready to learn. Great teachers develop that curiosity into a purpose and lifelong commitment to learning.
Live with Purpose
Wake up every morning with purpose. Drive to work rehearsing your lessons in your head, planning a special connection for a student, and reflecting on how you can improve from yesterday. Go home laughing at a cute comment made by a student, or at an ‘aha’ moment experienced by your class.
Becoming a teacher is really about becoming your best self. It’s you at your most thoughtful, committed, funny, daring, and confident. It’s you ready to take on the world, and ready to teach others how to take it on, too.
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It takes more than preparation to become a teacher. It takes desire and a unique set of personality traits. Find out if you have what it takes!
Our Programs Helping You
to Start Your Career
Relay Tutor Corps
A semester-long program in which undergraduate students gain valuable experience working as tutors and mentors in elementary and middle schools.More
Relay Summer Experience
An intensive, six-week summer teacher prep program for college students. Earn a scholarship and gain valuable experience teaching summer school to elementary and middle school students.More
Relay Teaching Residency
A graduate-level teacher prep program that allows you to earn compensation, a teaching credential, and a master’s degree in teaching — all while learning from the most successful teachers and school leaders.More