Colorado

In Colorado, Relay offers Master of Arts in Teaching programs and Advanced Certificate programs with the option to pursue teacher licensure, as well as a non-degree alternative teacher preparation program. Relay students teaching in Colorado enroll in Relay Denver.  

Join our diverse community of practitioners focused on achievement, equity, and well-being of students and teachers.

Our Programs

Relay offers a variety of practice-based programs where aspiring and current teachers develop their skills to ensure that all students thrive.

Graduate Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • Teaching Residency
  • MAT Degree
  • Licensure Option

Audience

Aspiring Teachers

Duration

2 years

Credits

36

Tuition & Fees

$17,500 per year
-$11,500 per year in Relay institutional aid

$6,000
estimated out of pocket tuition per year

Learn more about financial aid options on the Types of Aid page

AVAILABLE MAJORS

Early Childhood Education

Elementary

Middle School Math

Secondary English Language Arts

Secondary Math

Secondary Social Studies

Secondary Sciences

Special Education

Note: All students pursuing Colorado licensure are  eligible to receive a Culturally Linguistic & Diverse (CLD) endorsement.

Graduate Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • MAT Degree
  • Licensure Option

Audience

For current teachers

Duration

2 years

Credits

36

Tuition & Fees

$17,500 per year
-$6,000 per year in Relay institutional aid

$11,500
estimated out of pocket tuition per year

Learn more about financial aid options on the Types of Aid page

Available Majors

Early Childhood Education

Elementary

Middle School Math

Secondary English Language Arts

Secondary Math

Secondary Social Studies

Secondary Sciences

Special Education

Note: All students pursuing Colorado licensure are  eligible to receive a Culturally Linguistic & Diverse (CLD) endorsement.

Graduate Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Special Education

  • Advanced Certificate
  • Special Education Certification Option

Audience

current teachers

Duration

1 Year

Credits

21

Tuition & Fees

$17,500 per year

-$5,500 per year in Relay institutional aid

$12,000
estimated out of pocket tuition per year

Learn more about tuition and financial aid options on the Types of Aid page

CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT AREA

Special Education Generalist

Alternative Certification

Alternative Teacher Licensing Program

  • Licensure

Audience

Aspiring Teachers

Duration

1 Year

Credits

27

Tuition & Fees

$17,500 per year

-$6,000 per year in Relay institutional aid

$11,500
estimated out of pocket tuition per year

Learn more about financial aid options on the Types of Aid page

AVAILABLE MAJORS

Elementary

Middle School Math

Secondary English

Secondary Math

Secondary Social Studies

Secondary Science

Note: All students are  eligible to receive a Culturally Linguistic & Diverse (CLD) endorsement.

The Relay Approach

Relay is proud to have supported and developed hundreds of educators in Colorado over the past several years. We are certifying and training aspiring educators in both district and charter schools in Denver, including as part of Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) innovative paraprofessional-to-teacher pipeline initiative. We also place a great emphasis on certifying educators of color and training all educators in culturally-responsive practices. All aspiring educators earn a Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CLD) endorsement on their license.

Faculty

Relay has nearly 200 experienced supportive faculty across our campuses. Here is one example of a faculty member who teaches and advises our Colorado students:

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“I love seeing the immense  amount of growth our new teachers make in such a short amount of time in our program.  Their energy, passion, grit and love for the work is inspiring and is one of the many reasons I enjoy what I do.  Thank you for joining the most amazing profession in the world; our kids need you!”

- Quinn Terry, Program Director for Relay Colorado

Quinn Terry is the Program Director for Relay Colorado.  She began her teaching career as a 2003 Teach for America Corps Member.  She has a Master of Arts in Education from Regis University, is a Reading Specialist, and has a Certificate of Linguistically Diverse Instruction and LDE Endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education. Quinn also instructs Core Pedagogy and designs clinical practice experiences for Colorado’s pre-service teachers.

School and District Partners

Relay works with nearly a dozen school systems in Colorado. Here is just a sample:

  • Denver Fellows Program
  • Denver Public Schools
  • DSST Public Schools
  • Rocky Mountain Prep
  • University Prep
Teacher Recruitment Partners

Teach For America

Relay partners with Teach For America-Colorado to provide high-quality training, coaching, and support to both TFA Launch Fellows and TFA Corps Members. Launch Fellows enroll in the Relay Teaching Residency to develop the skills and experiences needed to become effective teachers-of-record. Corps Members can choose to enroll in Relay's Alternative Teacher Program or Master of Arts in Teaching (with certification) program.

TEACH Colorado

Our partner, TEACH Colorado, provides free support to anyone who’s thinking about becoming a teacher. When you sign up, you get perks like 1-on-1 coaching, up to $100 back in fee reimbursements (including certification exam costs) and a chance to win a regional $1,000 scholarship.

 

To capitalize on the fee reimbursement, you just have to create a TEACH Colorado account here before you apply to Relay. Once you have subscribed to TEACH Colorado and applied to Relay, you can submit your fee reimbursement here and apply for the TEACH Colorado scholarship here!

Contact Details

Relay Denver

4130 Navajo Street

Denver, CO 80211

 

Executive Director, Partnerships: Arik Shur

Email: denver@relay.edu

For School or School System Leaders

Relay can help you develop your aspiring and current teachers to gain the vital skills and credentials needed to transform student lives.

See the Contact Us tab for how to connect with Relay in Colorado.

For Aspiring or Current Teachers

Interested in finding out more about Relay’s programs? Learn more about the process by filling out this interest form. A team member will reach out to you!