Colorado

In Colorado, Relay offers Master of Arts in Teaching programs, two non-degree alternative teacher preparation programs, and an Advanced Certificate 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

This represents our program for Academic Year 2023-24.

Audience

Aspiring Teachers

Duration

6 terms
(typically 2 years)

Credits

32-39

degree programs

32 credits

MAT in Early Childhood Education
MAT in Elementary Education

MAT in English Language Arts Education

MAT in Mathematics Education

MAT in Science Education

MAT in Social Studies Education

39 credits

MAT in Special Education

LICENSURE  ENDORSEMENT AREAS

Students in this program may elect to pursue their teacher licensure in one of the following areas. Licensure must correspond with the content of their degree program.

Early Childhood Education (Ages 0-8)

Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

Middle School Mathematics (Grades 6-8)

Secondary Mathematics (Grades 7-12)

Science (Grades 7-12)

Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

All students in this program will be eligible for this dual endorsement:

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLD) endorsement

Students in the MAT in Special Education will be eligible to pursue an endorsement in Elementary Education (Grades K-6) plus CLD as noted above. They may pursue an additional endorsement in:

Special Education Generalist (Ages 5-21)

Tuition & Fees

Relay programs operate on a fee-per-credit model. To learn more, see the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Graduate Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • MAT Degree
  • Licensure Option

This represents our program for Academic Year 2023-24.

Audience

current teachers

Duration

6 terms
(Typically 2 years)

Credits

32-39

degree programs

32 credits

MAT in Early Childhood

MAT in Elementary Education

MAT in English Language Arts Education

MAT in Mathematics Education

MAT in Science Education

MAT in Social Studies Education

39 credits

MAT in Special Education

LICENSURE ENDORSEMENT AREAS

Students in this program may elect to pursue their teacher licensure in one of the following areas. Licensure must correspond with the content of their degree program.

Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

Middle School Mathematics (Grades 6-8)

Secondary Mathematics (Grades 7-12)

Science (Grades 7-12)

Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Students in the MAT in Special Education will be eligible to pursue an endorsement in Elementary Education (Grades K-6). They may pursue an additional endorsement in:

Special Education Generalist (Ages 5-21)

Tuition & Fees

Relay programs operate on a fee-per-credit model. To learn more, see the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Alternative Certification

Traditional Teacher Licensure Program

  • teaching residency
  • Licensure

This represents our program for Academic Year 2023-24.

Audience

Aspiring Teachers

Duration

4 terms
(1-2 Years)

Credits

23

licensure Endorsement Areas

Early Childhood Education (Age 0-8)

Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

Middle School Mathematics (Grades 6-8)

Secondary Mathematics (Grades 7-12)

Science (Grades 7-12)

Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

All students in this program will be eligible for this dual endorsement:

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLD) Endorsement

Tuition & Fees

Relay programs operate on a fee-per-credit model. To learn more, see the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Alternative Certification

Alternative Teacher Licensure Program

  • Licensure

This represents our program for Academic Year 2023-24.

Audience

Aspiring Teachers

Duration

4 terms
(Typically 1-2 Years)

Credits

23

licensure Endorsement Areas

Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

English Language Arts (Grades 7-12)

Middle School Mathematics (Grades 6-8)

Secondary Mathematics (Grades 7-12)

Science (Grades 7-12)

Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Tuition & Fees

Relay programs operate on a fee-per-credit model. To learn more, see the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Graduate Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Special Education

  • graduate Certificate
  • Special Education licensure Option

This represents our program for Academic Year 2023-24.

Audience

current teachers

Duration

3 terms
(Typically 1 Year)

Credits

21

licensure ENDORSEMENT AREA

Special Education Generalist (ages 5-21)

Tuition & Fees

Relay programs operate on a fee-per-credit model. To learn more, see the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

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 140 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

Prospective students and prospective district partners can contact our team anytime at support@relay.edu

Prospective students can also fill out an interest form. See the right box below!

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.

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!