The Relay Teaching Residency: Washington, D.C. is a two-year program for novice teachers that includes an apprentice year and a year as a lead classroom teacher. After completing the program, all teaching residents will earn their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, and will be eligible to apply for Washington, DC certification.
TUITION & AID
TWO-YEAR RESIDENCY PROGRAM TUITION & FEES: $35,000 ($17,500/year)
RELAY INSTITUTIONAL AID: $16,000
SEGAL AMERICORPS EDUCATION AWARD*: $12,000
STUDENT MAX OUT OF POCKET TUITION COST: $8,000
Graduate students may qualify for additional institutional aid and federal aid toward total out of pocket tuition expense. Payment Plans are available for all graduate students. Please contact Student Financial Services with any questions or for more information.
*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.
Teaching residency network partners
AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter Schools
DC Public Schools
Elementary Education (1-6)
Secondary English (7-12)
Secondary Math (7-12)
Secondary Social Studies (7-12)
Secondary General Science (7-12)
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 week-long summer session before the first year of the program.
- One weeknight class each week for core and content teaching instruction.
- A 2-hour Deliberate Practice class during only the first year of the program, during which Residents have time to rehearse core techniques that they are learning in the program.
- A week-long summer session between between the first and the second year of the program.
Relay has three terms each year (summer, fall, and spring).
RELAY D.C. ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Relay Washington, DC is approved by the Office of the State Superintendent of Washington, DC to recommend their graduate students for DC certification.
Relay DC certification candidates can find information on certification (Praxis exam requirements, study resources, required exam and certification timelines, etc..) in the Relay Washington, DC Certification Guide.
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