Cape's Relay Residency

  • Are you interested in teaching but aren't sure how to enter the profession?

    Would you like to earn your master's degree and teaching certificate in two years?

    If so, then the Relay/Cape Henlopen School District Year-Long Residency may be the right fit for you! 

  • If you have ever been interested in teaching but were not sure how to enter the profession, this opportunity provides unparalleled preparation and experience to help you do so. The residency is a two-year master’s degree program for talented, mission-driven people eager to launch a career in teaching. In the first year, residents engage in a gradual, supervised entrance into the profession so that, in the second year, they are hired into a teaching position. Most importantly, the residency prepares educators to enter the classroom with the foundational skills necessary to impact students from their very first day as a teacher.

Here's How It Works

  • Year 1

    Residents will fully participate as a staff member at one of Cape’s Henlopen's Schools with a full-time teacher advisor. The residents will receive a $20,000 stipend and a scholarship to Relay. Residents will take on increasing amounts of instructional responsibility over the course of the school year.

    Upon successful completion of Year 1, residents will become full-time teachers of record in the Cape Henlopen School District with all of the salary and benefits associated with the teaching role.

Candidate Eligibility



  • Year 2

    Upon successful completion of Year 2 of residency, teachers will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Relay GSE and be eligible for a standard certificate in Elementary Education.

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    To be eligible for the Relay/Cape Residency Program, interested candidates should have a:

    • Bachelor’s degree with a record of personal, professional, and/or academic achievement
    • Commitment to working in Spanish Immersion or Special Education settings
    • Determination to drive student achievement and set high expectations for all students (Interview)
    • Demonstrated expertise in the subject area

    For additional information on eligibility, click here.

Ready to Apply?

  • The application for the 2022-2023 school year will be available soon. In the meantime, complete the form below if you are interested in being notified when the residency application becomes available. 

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Not sure if this is right for you?

  • Join us on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 5:30PM - 6:30PM for a Relay Delaware Teaching Residency Information Session

    This event is organized and hosted by Relay Delaware faculty. We will present general program information, application next steps, and provide space for Q&A with faculty and current Resident Teachers.