Relay Teaching Residency: Memphis

Relay Memphis Dean Michelle Armstrong observes a group of graduate students.

Tuition & Aid

Relay is committed to ensuring that our programs are affordable for teachers, especially those teaching in high-needs public schools. The cost to residents for the two-year master’s degree and certification program (after AmeriCorps Segal awards and Relay institutional aid) is $6,500*.

Payment plans are available for all students, and Relay also offers federal student loans. Please contact Student Financial Services for further details about tuition.

*The full cost of tuition and fees for a two-year Relay M.A.T. degree is $35,000. Relay offers institutional aid to graduate students teaching in high-needs schools and at select partner schools in the amount of $17,000. The Relay Teaching Residency is an AmeriCorps program. Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards further reduce the out-of-pocket cost of tuition for Residents. All Residents are expected to apply for AmeriCorps, regardless of prior AmeriCorps service. Residents must submit all paperwork to be eligible for the discounted tuition price of $6,500.

Schedule Info

Relay Teaching Residents work full-time in Relay partner schools — first as teachers-in-residence and ultimately as lead teachers — to ensure that they are practicing the techniques and strategies they are learning. Relay’s academic calendar and program structure are conducive to and designed to support the demanding schedules of full-time educators and part-time graduate students. We deliver about 40 percent of the program content online so that residents have the flexibility to complete coursework when it is most convenient for their schedules.

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

  • A two-week summer session at the start of the program;
  • A weekly deliberate practice session with Relay faculty in which residents get additional practice with the core techniques they are learning in the program;
  • Two weeknight sessions each month for core instruction;
  • One Saturday session each month for subject-specific instruction; and
  • A one-week summer session between the first and second years of the program.

The M.A.T. program has three terms each year (summer, fall, and spring). The summer term runs approximately from late July through the end of August, the fall term runs approximately from September to January, and the spring term runs approximately from February to June.


Relay Memphis
1350 Concourse Ave, Suite 434
Memphis, TN 38104
United States