Relay Chicago

Relay Chicago supports the development of diverse and talented teacher candidates in Chicago and across the state of Illinois. We have a beautiful campus in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago and also offer classes entirely online for candidates working farther afield.

Our Programs

Relay Chicago currently offers the following programs: Relay Teaching Residency and Master of Arts in Teaching.

Residency program candidates must secure employment at a designated Relay Chicago partner. Learn more in our Candidate Guide.

Master of Arts in Teaching

Teaching Residency

Teaching Residency

2 years

36 credits

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Tuition & Fees

$17,500
per year
  • $11,500 per year in Relay institutional aid*
$6,000
EST. max out of pocket tuition per year
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Available Majors

iddle Grades Mathematics

Secondary Mathematics

Middle Grades General Science

Secondary Science — Biology

Secondary Science — Chemistry

Middle Grades Social Science

Secondary Social Science — History

Middle Grades Language Arts

Secondary English/Language Arts

Elementary Education

Special Education (K - Age 21)

*Criteria for AmeriCorps and Relay Residency Scholarship eligibility can be found here.

Master of Arts in Teaching

Degree + Certification

Degree

2 years

36 credits

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Tuition & Fees

$11,500
per year

-$6,000 per year in Relay institutional aid

$11,500
EST. max out of pocket tuition per year
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Available Majors

Middle Grades Mathematics

Secondary Mathematics

Middle Grades General Science

Secondary Science — Biology

Secondary Science — Chemistry

Middle Grades Social Science

Secondary Social Science — History

Middle Grades Language Arts

Secondary English/Language Arts

Elementary Education

Special Education (K - Age 21)

Students may qualify for additional institutional aid and federal aid toward total out of pocket tuition expenses. Payment Plans also available. Please contact Student Financial Services with any questions or for more information.

Refer to the Relay Chicago Candidate Guide for comprehensive information about enrolling for the 2021-22 school year.

*The cost of licensure exams is determined by the State of Illinois and payment is due directly to the licensing authority.

**Relay GSE is an AmeriCorps partner for candidates in the Residency program. We strongly encourage you join the AmeriCorps program if you're eligible, as it aligns with Relay’s commitment to service and the work you do daily as a teacher. Participating students earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of a full service term that may be applied to reduce the out-of-pocket cost of tuition. Failure to participate in the AmeriCorps program if you’re eligible, means that you are fully aware that Relay will charge you the deferred tuition amount equivalent to the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award and you will be responsible for paying that amount in full.

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Address:

Relay Chicago
2911 W. 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60632