Newark Graduate Alternate Route Certification

Relay Newark offers a two-year Graduate Alternate Route Certification program. Candidates who successfully complete the program will be eligible for a New Jersey Standard Teaching Certificate. The program shares much of the same curriculum and timeline as the Newark M.A.T. program, but does not result in a master’s degree.

TUITION & AID

TWO-YEAR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM TUITION & FEES: $35,000 ($17,500/year)
COST OF CERTIFICATION EXAMS*: $700 – $730
RELAY INSTITUTIONAL AID: $17,000
STUDENT MAX OUT OF POCKET TUITION COST: $18,000

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 New Jersey. Download the New Jersey Certification Highlights Guide for an overview of certification requirements and costs.

Available Majors

Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 5-12)
Secondary Mathematics (Grades 5-12)
Secondary Science (Grades 5-12)
Secondary Social Studies (Grades 5-12)

SCHEDULE

Relay’s academic calendar and program structure are designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of candidates who hold full-time positions in schools. We deliver about 40% of the content online and 60% in person so that candidates have flexibility to complete large portions of the coursework when it is most convenient for their schedules.

CLASS SCHEDULE

In addition to online coursework, teachers will attend regular in-person sessions, including:

  • A one-week summer session prior to the start of the program;
  • Two weeknight sessions each month for core instruction;
  • One Saturday session each month for subject-specific instruction; and
  • Candidates pursuing Elementary or Middle Grades certification in New Jersey will also participate in additional online coursework and one additional in-person session during a second summer with Relay to earn their certification.

The Newark Graduate Alternate Route Certification Program has three terms (summer, fall, and spring). The summer term runs from approximately late July through the end of August, the fall term runs from approximately September to January, and the spring term runs from approximately February to June.

RELAY NEWARK ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the standard Teaching Certification admissions and certification requirements, participants in the Newark Graduate Alternate Route program must meet the following campus-specific admissions and certification requirements.

The Relay Newark Graduate Alternate Route Certification program provides a pathway for alternate route licensure. Eligible applicants who are not licensed as teachers in New Jersey 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 licensure exams and meet other certification criteria may result in loss of your teaching position and/or removal from the Newark Graduate Alternate Route Certification program.

Application Tips

Need help completing the admissions application? See below for helpful tips.

The first section of the online admissions application will ask questions about your intended Relay program. It’s very important that you answer those questions accurately, as follows:

Q. Select the option below that BEST describes your intended academic and certification pathway.

A. Newark 2-Year Alternative Certification (200 Hour)

Q.  Which Relay campus would you like to apply to?

A. Newark

Q: Will you be pursuing state certification through Relay?

A. Yes

Q. Are you applying to Relay’s Residency program?

A. No

Contact Information

Address

Relay Newark
50 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102

Email

newark@relay.edu
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