NY Master of Arts in Teaching
Select the "NY MAT Part 1: ADMISSIONS" application.
To be considered for admission into Relay GSE's New York MAT program, applicants must:
- Have secured a full-time classroom teaching position as a grades K-12 teacher in a public district or charter school for the 2013-14 school year
- Submit an official, hard copy, degree-conferred undergraduate transcript that shows proof of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- Demonstrate a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
- Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0, but of at least 2.75, may submit a third letter of recommendation to be considered for admission.
- Be eligible to hold a Transitional B teaching certificate in a pathway that matches their program of study at Relay GSE
- Adhere to New York State Education Department’s credit requirements for certification:
- All students must demonstrate a distribution of liberal arts requirements. Relay GSE will review transcripts for proof of three credits in English, three credits in Math, three credits in Science, and three credits in Social Studies and will notify those who must satisfy additional credit prior to graduation.
- To be admitted into a subject-specific middle school or high school program, applicants must show proof of 30 credits in that subject (12 of those credits can be for coursework that applies the subject). If applicants have at least 15 credits in that subject, they can be admitted on the condition that they fulfill any remaining credit before graduating from Relay GSE.
- If applicants do not have at least 15 credits in that subject or do not want to make up for those credits, they should consider the Middle School (Grades 5-9) Generalist program. Students in the Middle School Generalist program receive a Grades 5-9 Generalist certificate and concentrate in a subject at Relay GSE (either Math, ELA, Science or Social Studies) that matches their teaching placement.
Non-Matriculation Status: Applicants with a GPA of less than 2.75, but of at least a 2.5, will not be considered for regular admissions, but may be considered for non-matriculated enrollment. Interested applicants should contact the Office of Enrollment Services for more information.
How to Apply
To apply to Relay GSE's NY MAT program, applicants must:
- Complete the Relay GSE admissions application (called NY MAT Part 1: ADMISSIONS), which includes:
- Applicant information, including education and employment information
- Resume and essay
- Contact information for two recommenders and a current school leader, whom Relay GSE will contact
- $50 non-refundable application fee
- Sealed, hard copy, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (even if a degree was not earned from all of them) addressed to:
- Relay Graduate School of Education
Office of Enrollment Services
40 West 20th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011
- Please note: Prioritize submitting a degree-conferred undergraduate transcript.
- Ensure Relay GSE receives all supporting materials, including transcripts and recommendation forms, by the application deadline. The Office of Enrollment Services will only evaluate complete applications.
- After applicants submit an admissions application, they must then submit Relay GSE’s certification application, which includes required immunization and certification documentation.
Applicants will be notified via email of their admissions status about 4-6 weeks after a complete application packet is received. Applicants must officially accept their offer of admissions and pay the $350 tuition deposit in order to enroll.
In order to be enrolled in Relay GSE and to teach in New York State, graduate students must hold a Transitional B certificate that corresponds to their program of study at Relay GSE and teaching placement. In order to hold a Transitional B Certificate, graduate students must submit documents to both Relay GSE and New York State. Relay GSE will only recommend for certification those students who submit required documents via Relay GSE’s certification application. Failure to submit a complete Relay GSE certification application by October 1, 2013 may lead to dismissal from the program.
Using Relay GSE’s certification application (called NY MAT Part 2: CERTIFICATION), graduate students need to complete the following:
- Scan and upload Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) immunization records
- Upload a passing LAST score report
- Upload a passing CST score report
- Upload a Child Abuse workshop certificate
- Upload a School Violence workshop certificate
Using New York State’s TEACH website, graduate students need to complete the following:
- Receive fingerprint clearance
- Create an account on New York State’s TEACH website and apply for a Transitional B certificate
To see answers to FAQs about registering for certification exams and workshops, creating a TEACH account, applying for a Transitional B certificate, and receiving fingerprint clearance, click here.
Upon graduation, graduate students are qualified to apply for a New York State Initial or Professional certificate.
Tuition & Financial Aid Info
The total cost of tuition and fees for the two-year master’s program for graduate students entering in the 2013-14 school year is $35,000. Most graduate students will be eligible for a combination of financial aid from Relay GSE and third parties, which can significantly reduce the out-of-pocket expense for the program.
To learn more about Relay GSE’s financial aid program, click here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at or 212-228-1888, ext. 200.
Contact the Office of Enrollment Services with questions about admissions and certification at or 212-228-1888, ext. 201.
Contact the Office of Student Financial Services with questions about costs and financial aid at or 212-228-1888, ext. 200.
Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy
Relay GSE admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or age to all the privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or age in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.