The Relay Teaching Residency: Newark is a two-year program that includes an apprentice year, a master’s degree, and recommendation for a New Jersey Standard Teaching Certificate.
TUITION & AID
TWO-YEAR RESIDENCY PROGRAM TUITION & FEES: $35,000 ($17,500/year)
COST OF CERTIFICATION EXAMS*: $700-$730
RELAY INSTITUTIONAL AID: $16,000
SEGAL AMERICORPS EDUCATION AWARD**: $12,000
STUDENT MAX OUT OF POCKET TUITION COST: $8,000
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 New Jersey. Download the New Jersey Certification Guide for an overview of certification requirements and costs.
**Relay GSE is an AmeriCorps partner. We strongly encourage you join the AmeriCorps program if you're eligible, as it aligns with Relay’s commitment to service and the work you do daily as a teacher. Participating students earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of a full service term that may be applied to reduce the out-of-pocket cost of tuition. Failure to participate in the AmeriCorps program if you’re eligible, means that you are fully aware that Relay will charge you the deferred tuition amount equivalent to the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award and you will be responsible for paying that amount in full.
North Star Academy Charter School
Great Oaks Legacy Charter School
People's Prep Charter School
Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 5-12)
Secondary Mathematics (Grades 5-12)
Secondary Science (Grades 5-12)
Secondary Social Studies (Grades 5-12)
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 NEWARK ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the standard Relay Teaching Residency admissions and certification requirements, participants in the Relay Teaching Residency: Newark program must meet the following campus-specific admissions and licensure requirements.
Relay Newark works closely with some of the strongest public district schools and charter networks in Newark to support teaching residents. We’re particularly interested in applicants who graduated from Newark schools and want to teach at their alma maters. Relay Newark participates in the Residency Placement program, working with Relay’s national recruiters to help qualified applicants find resident positions at partner PK-12 Newark schools. Learn more about the Residency School Placement program.
The Relay Teaching Residency: Newark program provides a pathway for alternate route licensure. Eligible applicants may receive a New Jersey Standard Teaching Certificate by completing this program and satisfying additional certification requirements.
Download the New Jersey 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: Newark program.
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