Members enroll in Relay Graduate School of Education's Master of Arts in Teaching degree program concurrently with two years of service in schools. In Year 1, they serve as teachers in residence, working full-time in classrooms alongside a master teacher while developing their own instructional skills. In Year 2, members become teachers of record of their own classroom, while continuing to work toward completing their MAT degree. This position is an AmeriCorps full-time, professional corps member position.
Members spend five days per week in the classroom implementing high-impact teaching strategies with students. As they practice teaching methods in real time with students, members make significant and unique contributions to schools including: providing differentiated instruction by tutoring individuals or small groups of students; aiding their advisor during whole-class lessons; counseling individuals or small groups of students; communicating with students and their parents, and coordinating projects with school volunteers. Members are also expected to run extracurricular activities that would not otherwise exist, such as sports and clubs that enrich K-12 students’ school experience.
Community Need Addressed
Relay aims to improve the quality of education in the United States by preparing excellent teachers for service in high-needs schools. This position will help to address the need for great teachers in Houston's schools.
Relay aims to improve the quality of education in the United States by preparing excellent teachers for service in high-needs schools.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Student loan forbearance, Training
Professional development and credentialing as a teacher.
Skills you will gain
teaching high-needs students in an urban environment
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment