Newark M.A.T.

A Relay professor teaches a large group of graduate students.

A Relay master’s degree signifies more than a theoretical understanding of education. Our M.A.T. program focuses on techniques that make the deepest impact in urban classrooms, with unmatched opportunities for practice.

Relay Newark Dean, Jamey Verrilli, explains something to students.

The M.A.T. experience combines a rigorous, purposeful curriculum with instruction from outstanding educational faculty in the United States. It focuses on concrete skills that lead to significant improvements in urban classrooms, and it allows our students to practice those skills until they can execute them with confidence.

Throughout the program, M.A.T. candidates learn from faculty who have helped their own K-12 students achieve success in urban schools. Our faculty's focus on practice, observation and feedback gives our graduate students the tools they need to make a measurable, positive impact on K-12 academic performance and character development.

This M.A.T. has been selected by Newark Public Schools as an approved district graduate school program. To learn more about the Newark M.A.T. program, check out the video below of Relay graduate student Hooman Behzadpour, a high school math teacher in Orange, New Jersey.

While we strongly encourage all teachers to enroll in the M.A.T. program, candidates who are only interested in obtaining their New Jersey Standard Teaching License may enroll in Newark’s 30-credit, two-year Alternate Route Certification program at a slightly reduced cost from the two-year M.A.T. program.  The Details and Admissions pages include more information about the Alternate Route Certification option.

A male graduate student smiles in class.