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Relay Graduate School of Education - Connecticut
Relay Connecticut

Relay’s mission is to empower teachers and school leaders to develop in all students the academic skills and strength of character needed to succeed in college and life. Our vision is to become the place where a new generation of continuously-improving, mission-driven individuals can fulfill their destiny in the world’s greatest profession.

Relay currently operates 18 campuses and serves teachers, school and systems leaders in 25 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, reaching nearly 5,000 educators.

  • Government/Nonprofit organization
  • New Haven, CT
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In Relay Connecticut, I have found a learning space that is both challenging and encouraging, both rigorous and inspiring. I feel well equipped to create the same environment in my classroom.

Mychal Brown

Relay Graduate School of Education - Connecticut
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Master’s & certification
Relay Graduate Certification Program
  • 20 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person, Online, Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
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Program Info

Relay Connecticut's program is available only for non-certified staff members employed with partner schools. Relay offers certification in Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), Secondary Math (Grades 7-12), Secondary Sciences (Grades 7-12) and Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 7-12).  Candidates who successfully complete the program will be eligible for an Connecticut Initial Educator Certificate.

The Program is designed to accommodate the demanding schedules of full-time non-certified staff members. The coursework can be completed online at your own convenience and skill level. Weekly in-person classes focus on deepening an aspiring educator's understanding through deliberate practice with a group of passionate, dedicated peers.

2020-2021 Partner Schools and Districts: 

  • Achievement First Schools
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Canton Public Schools
  • Capitol Preparatory Harbor
  • Common Ground High School
  • East Haven Public Schools
  • Great Oaks Charter
  • Greenwich Public Schools
  • Hartford Public Schools
  • Highville Charter School
  • Manchester Public Schools
  • Meriden Public Schools
  • Middletown Public Schools
  • New Britain Public Schools
  • New Haven Public Schools
  • Norwalk Public Schools
  • Regional Multicultural Magnet
  • Waterbury Public Schools
  • Windsor Public Schools
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  • 20 months
    Program Duration
  • In-person, Online, Hybrid
    Program Format
  • Pre-Test Required
Upcoming Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    Program Start
  • Jun. 12, 2023

  • Jul. 10, 2023

  • May 05, 2024


Application Fee & Annual Tuition

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and apply for a$1000 Scholarship

  • $20,400

    In State Tuition

  • $12,000

    Out of State Tuition

  • $0

    Application Fee

Ways to Lower Your Costs

Students at Relay Connecticut have reduced the cost of their program using these methods. Check with Relay Connecticut to see if you can, too!
$11,500 or more
Grants, Stipends, Scholarships

The tuition at Relay is $17,500 per year. While this is our published price, Relay is committed to ensuring that our programs are affordable for teachers, especially those teaching in high-needs schools. After institutional aid from Relay and/or AmeriCorps, the cost of Relay Connecticut program will not exceed $6,000 over the course of the 19 month program. 

TEACH Connecticut STEM Scholarship

TEACH Connecticut is giving away $200,000 in scholarships for career changers who want to teach math, science or technology! Learn more and apply.

For more information visit:Financial Aid Office

Biology, Grades 7-12
Elementary, Grades 1-6
English, Grades 7-12
Mathematics, Grades 7-12

Program Overview

This is a typical coursework scope and sequence for the Relay Teaching Residency program

Program Hallmarks

  • Male
  • Female
  • 22%
  • 78%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • Asian
  • Black
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Two or more races
  • 0%
  • 4%
  • 41%
  • 14%
  • 0%
  • 33%
  • 8%
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