The Relay Teaching Residency: Delaware is a two-year program that includes an apprentice year, a master’s degree, and recommendation for a Delaware Standard Certificate.
TUITION & AID
TWO-YEAR RESIDENCY PROGRAM TUITION & FEES: $35,000 ($17,500/year)
COST OF CERTIFICATION EXAMS*: $635-$685
RELAY INSTITUTIONAL AID: $16,000
SEGAL AMERICORPS EDUCATION AWARD*: $12,000
STUDENT MAX OUT OF POCKET TUITION COST: $7,000
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.
*The cost of licensure exams is determined by the State of Delaware. Download the Delaware Certification Highlights Guide for an overview of certification requirements and costs.
*The Relay Teaching Residency is an AmeriCorps program. Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards further reduces the out-of-pocket cost of tuition for Residents. All Residents are expected to apply for AmeriCorps, regardless of prior AmeriCorps service. Residents must submit all paperwork to be eligible for the discounted tuition price of $6,500.
PK-12 SCHOOL PARTNERS
Great Oaks Wilmington
Colonial School District
Middle School English Language Arts (Grades 6-8)
Middle School Mathematics (Grades 6-8)
Middle Social Studies (Grades 6-8)
Middle School Science (Grades 6-8)
Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 6-12)*
Secondary Mathematics (Grades 6-12)*
Secondary Social Studies (Grades 6-12)*
Secondary Science (Grades 6-12)*
*Valid for teaching Middle School
The Relay Teaching Residency 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 two-week summer session before the first year of the program;
- A two-week summer session between the first and second years of the program;
- Two weeknight sessions each month, for core instruction;
- One Saturday session each month OR two weeknights each month, for instruction specific to grade levels and subjects; and
- During the first year, a weekly 3-4 hour deliberate practice session with Relay faculty in which residents have additional time to rehearse core techniques they are learning in the program.
Relay has three terms each year (summer, fall, and spring).
RELAY DELAWARE ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the standard Relay Teaching Residency admissions and certification requirements, participants in the Relay Teaching Residency: Delaware program must meet the following campus-specific admissions and certification requirements.
Relay Delaware works closely with some of the strongest public district schools and charter networks in Delaware to support teaching residents, including Great Oaks Wilmington and Colonial School District.
We’re particularly interested in applicants who graduated from Delaware schools and want to teach at their alma maters. Applicants must secure a resident position at one of Delaware’s partner schools in order to be eligible to apply to the Relay Teaching Residency.
The Relay Teaching Residency: Delaware program provides a pathway for alternate route licensure. Eligible applicants may receive a Delaware Standard Certificate by completing this program and satisfying additional certification requirements.
Download the Delaware 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 certification exams and meet other certification criteria may result in loss of your teaching position and/or removal from the Relay Teaching Residency: Delaware program.
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Wilmington, DE 19801