Relay Washington, D.C. offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program for current, experienced teachers.
Tuition & Aid
ONE-YEAR MAT PROGRAM TUITION & FEES: $17,500
RELAY INSTITUTIONAL AID: $7,500
STUDENT MAX OUT OF POCKET TUITION COST: $10,250
Eligible graduate students may apply for federal student aid (such as the TEACH grant or federal student loans) toward total out-of-pocket tuition expense. Payment plans are available for all graduate students. Graduate students may use previous awards, such as the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, to cover out-of-pocket tuition. Please contact Student Financial Services with any questions or for more information.
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Elementary Education (1-6)
Secondary English (7-12)
Secondary Math (7-12)
Secondary General Science (7-12)
Secondary Social Studies (7-12)
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 teaching 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.
- A two-day summer session before the first year of the program (Summer session dates for School Year 2020-21 have not yet been set. Summer session will be two full days in July 2020 from 8AM - 6PM)
- One weeknight session each week (on Mondays from 6:00pm-8:30pm) for core and content teaching instruction
Relay has three terms each year (summer, fall, and spring).
RELAY D.c. ADMISSIONS & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Relay seeks full-time teachers who demonstrate a willingness to work hard, a commitment to improving their teaching practice, and a belief that all students can learn, grow, and achieve. In order to be eligible to apply for the Relay Master of Arts in Teaching program, you must meet the following admissions criteria:
- You must have an official, degree-conferred undergraduate transcript that shows proof of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Search your undergraduate institution in the College Source Online database to determine if it is accredited. If it is not, contact your campus for guidance. See “Transcript Requirements” below for further instructions on submitting transcripts.
- You must have secured a full-time classroom position at a partner PK-12 public school. (If your employment is terminated, you will have one month to regain employment as a PK-12 teacher in a subject and grade level that corresponds to your Relay major and certification area.)
- You must have maintained a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 but at least 2.75 may be considered for admission by submitting an additional letter of recommendation that explains their qualifications for admission.
- Your campus might have additional admissions requirements. Visit your campus information page for application timelines and further details.
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