Relay Indianapolis M.A.T.

Relay Indianapolis offers a two-year MAT program that includes recommendation for state licensure (for eligible applicants).

TUITION & AID

TWO-YEAR MAT PROGRAM TUITION & FEES: $35,000
RELAY INSTITUTIONAL AID: $15,000
STUDENT MAX OUT OF POCKET TUITION COST: $20,000

Students may qualify for additional institutional aid and federal aid toward total out of pocket tuition expense. Payment Plans also available. Please contact Student Financial Services with any questions or for more information.

Available Majors

Elementary Generalist (Grades K-6)
Secondary English (Grades 5-12)
Secondary Mathematics (Grades 5-12)
Secondary Science (Grades 5-12)
Secondary Social Studies (Grades 5-12)

SCHOOL PARTNERS

Charles A. Tindley Accelerated Schools
Christel House Academies
Circle City Prep
Global Prep Academy
Indianapolis Public Schools
KIPP Indy
Neighborhood Charter Network
United Schools of Indianapolis

SCHEDULE

The Relay MAT is a 36 credit hour program. Relay’s academic calendar and program structure are designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of graduate students who hold full-time positions in schools. We deliver about 40% of the content online and 60% in person so that graduate students have flexibility to complete large portions of the coursework when it is most convenient for their schedules.

CLASS SCHEDULE
Coursework during the first year is done in a combination of online and in-person work, including:

  • A one-week summer session before the first year of the program;
  • A one- or two-week summer session between the first and second years of the program;
  • Approximately one weeknight in-person session for core instruction;
  • Approximately one weeknight online or in-person session for content instruction; and
  • Approximately one to two Saturday in-person sessions in Fall and Spring terms.

Relay has three terms each year (summer, fall, and spring). The school year schedule in year 2 of the program differs slightly depending on program major.

RELAY INDIANAPOLIS ADMISSIONS & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the standard Relay Teaching Residency admissions and licensure requirements, participants in the Relay Teaching Residency: Indianapolis program must meet the following campus-specific admissions and licensure requirements.

INDIANAPOLIS ADMISSIONS
In order to be admitted to Relay Indianapolis, the state of Indiana requires that you hold an undergraduate degree from a accredited institution of higher education. Applicants can search the Department of Accredited Post-Secondary Institutions and Programs to determine if their institution is accredited.

Applicants must have secured a full-time classroom position at a Indianapolis-partner school by the time they begin the program. If employment is terminated at any point, graduate students have one month to regain employment as a K-12 teacher before they are at risk of being administratively withdrawn from the program.

INDIANA LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Relay offers an IN teaching licensure track for all graduate students who meet the IN state eligibility requirements upon enrolling at Relay. Graduate students who meet the IN state eligibility requirements for licensure will receive a Transition to Teaching Permit in their first year and the opportunity for a Practitioner’s License in their second year. 

ADMISSIONS AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To enroll in a Transition to Teaching program, applicants must meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Applicants must have secured a full-time position at a partner K–12 school 

  • Elementary applicants must meet one of the following:

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale; or

    • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 point scale, and five (5) years of professional experience; or 

    • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s). 

  • Secondary applicants must meet one of the following: 

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject area that the individual intends to teach with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale; or

    • Graduate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject area or related field in which the person wants to teach; or

    • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the subject area that the individual intends to teach with a grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 point scale, and five (5) years of professional experience; or

    • Both a baccalaureate degree from an accredited postsecondary educational institution with a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale, and proof of passing state approved content area examination(s) in the subject area.

  • Applicants who (1) do not meet Relay’s GPA requirements for admission but have a GPA of at least 2.5 and/or (2) cannot provide proof of a degree-conferred undergraduate degree prior to being admitted may be eligible for non-matriculated (i.e., non-matric) status.

These regulations are requirements of the Indiana State Board of Education for alternative licensure candidates and Relay does not have any flexibility.

Indiana Certification Guide for CO2021 

Please note that licensure steps occur prior to admission, during the program, and upon completion of the program. This information is important! Failure to pass licensure exams and meet other licensure criteria may result in loss of your teaching position and/or removal from the Indiana Residency or M.A.T. program.

Contact Information

Address

Relay Indianapolis
2255 Ralston Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Email

indianapolis@relay.edu