Connecticut

In Connecticut, Relay offers Master of Arts in Teaching programs with the option to pursue teacher certification, and, for secondary teachers, a non-degree post-baccalaureate certification program. 


Join our diverse community of practitioners focused on achievement, equity, and the 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

32-39

Tuition & Fees

$12,000 per year

-$6,000 per year in Segal Americorps Education Awards or Relay Residency Scholarship (If eligible)

$6,000
estimated out of pocket tuition per year

Learn more about eligibility criteria, financial aid options, and payment plans on the Types of Aid page

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Elementary Education

English Language Arts Education

Mathematics Education

Science Education

CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT AREAS

Elementary 1-6

English 7-12

Mathematics 7-12

General Science 7-12

Biology 7-12

Chemistry 7-12


Graduate Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • MAT Degree
  • Licensure Option

Audience

For current teachers

Duration

2 years

Credits

32

Tuition & Fees

$11,500
per year

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

DEGREE PROGRAMS

Elementary Education

English Language Arts Education

Mathematics Education

Science Education

CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT AREAS

Elementary 1-6

English 7-12

Mathematics 7-12

General Science 7-12

Biology 7-12

Chemistry 7-12

Alternative Certification

Connecticut Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program

  • Teaching Residency
  • Certification

Audience

Aspiring Teachers

Duration

2 years

Credits

22

Tuition & Fees

$15,750 to $24,000 in total 

-$6,000 per year in Segal Americorps Education Awards or Relay Residency Scholarship (If eligible)

$9,750 to $12,000
estimated out of pocket tuition in total

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

CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT AREAS

English 7-12

Mathematics 7-12

General Science 7-12

Biology 7-12

Chemistry 7-12

Alt Certification

Connecticut Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program

  • Certification

Audience

current Teachers

Duration

18 months

Credits

19

Tuition & Fees

$12,250 to $23,000
estimated out of pocket tuition in total

Learn more about payment plans on the Types of Aid page Types of Aid page

CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT AREAS

English 7-12

Mathematics 7-12

General Science 7-12

Biology 7-12

Chemistry 7-12

The Relay Connecticut Approach

Since Relay Connecticut opened its doors in 2016, we have supported the development of over 250 highly effective educators. Our campus prioritizes building positive relationships with all stakeholders, including graduate students, resident advisors, school administrators and district representatives. Elementary education is the most popular program, and we are proud of our alumni Facebook page, which alums use to share experiences, teaching materials, job opportunities, and other resources.

Faculty

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

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“Culturally responsive and inclusive teaching demands that we disrupt inequity in our classrooms. I am grateful to be on faculty at an institution that centers this work.”

- Challa Flemming, Assistant Professor of Practice at Relay Connecticut.

Professor Challa Flemming is entering her 6th year as an Assistant Professor of Practice at Relay Connecticut. She has close to 20 years of experience in education, serving as a teacher, instructional coach, school administrator and professor. She earned a Master of Science in Elementary Education from Mercy College, a Higher Education Teaching certificate from Harvard GSE and anticipates earning an EdD in May 2023. Professor Flemming is passionate about culturally responsive and inclusive teaching, antiracism and has expertise in Elementary methods. She is a native of Connecticut and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and creating beautiful jewelry.

School and District Partners

Relay Connecticut partners with over 24 public school systems and schools across the state. Here is just a sample:

  • Achievement First Schools
  • Capitol Preparatory Harbor
  • East Hartford Public Schools
  • Great Oaks Charter
  • Hartford Public Schools
  • Manchester Public Schools
  • Meriden Public Schools
  • Middletown Public Schools
  • New Britain Public Schools
  • New Haven Public Schools
  • Waterbury Public Schools
  • South Windsor Public Schools
Teacher Recruitment Partners

TEACH Connecticut

Our partner, TEACH Connecticut, is a program that provides free support to anyone who is thinking about becoming a teacher. When you sign up, you get benefits 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 receive the application fee reimbursement, you have to create a TEACH Connecticut account here before you apply to Relay. Once you have subscribed to TEACH Connecticut and applied to Relay, you can submit your application fee reimbursement here and apply for the TEACH Connecticut scholarship here.

Contact Details

Relay Connecticut

370 James St., 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06513

Relay Connecticut State Director: Carla Silva-Muhammad

Email: Connecticut@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 Connecticut.

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!