Relay New Orleans offers a two-year MAT program that includes recommendation for state certification, as well as an MAT program for certified teachers with at least one year of experience.
TUITION & AID
TWO-YEAR MAT PROGRAM TUITION & FEES: $35,000
COST OF CERTIFICATION EXAMS*: $416-$734
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.
*Certification exam costs are determined by the State of Louisiana. Download the Relay Louisiana Certification Highlights Guide for an overview of certification requirements and costs.
Elementary Education (Grades 1-5)
Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Math (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Science (Grades 6-12)
Secondary Social Studies (6-12)
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.
In addition to online coursework, teachers will attend regular in-person sessions, including:
- A one-week summer session between the first and second years of the program;
- Two weeknight sessions each month, for core teaching instruction; and
- One Saturday session each month OR two weeknights each month, for instruction specific to grade levels and subjects.
Relay has three terms each year (summer, fall, and spring).
RELAY NEW ORLEANS ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the standard MAT admissions and certification requirements, participants in the New Orleans MAT program must meet the following campus-specific admissions and certification requirements.
The Relay New Orleans MAT program provides a pathway for alternate route licensure. Eligible applicants who are not licensed as teachers in Louisiana may receive a Level I Teaching Certificate by completing this program and satisfying additional certification requirements.
Download the Louisiana Certification Highlights Guide for information about certification requirements and a timeline of key milestones.
Please note that certification 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 certification criteria may result in loss of your teaching position and/or removal from the New Orleans MAT program.
1615 Poydras Poydras St., Ste 820
New Orleans, LA 70112