Our Programs

Relay Connecticut offers the Graduate Certification and Master of Arts in Teaching with Certification programs.

Master of Arts in Teaching
Degree and Certification
Degree and Certification
2 years
36 credits

Tuition & Fees

$36,000 total

- Relay Urban Scholarship: $15,000

$21,000 estimated max out of pocket tuition

Available Majors

Secondary Science
Secondary Math
Secondary ELA
Graduate Certification
1 year

Tuition & Fees

$10,500 total

$6,000 estimated max out of pocket tuition

Available Majors

Secondary ELA
Secondary Math
Secondary Sciences

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


TEACH Connecticut

Our partner, TEACH Connecticut, is a program that 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 application fee reimbursement, you just 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!

2020-2021 Partner Schools and Districts

Current Partners:

  • Achievement First Schools
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Canton Public Schools
  • Capitol Preparatory Harbor
  • Common Ground High School
  • East Haven Public Schools
  • Great Oaks Charter
  • Greenwich Public Schools
  • Hartford Public Schools
  • Highville Charter School
  • Manchester Public Schools
  • Meriden Public Schools
  • Middletown Public Schools
  • New Britain Public Schools
  • New Haven Public Schools
  • Norwalk Public Schools
  • Regional Multicultural Magnet
  • Waterbury Public Schools
  • Windsor Public Schools
Relay Connecticut Admissions and Licensure Requirements

In addition to the standard M.A.T. admissions and licensure requirements, participants in the Connecticut M.A.T. program must meet the following campus-specific admissions and licensure requirements.

Connecticut Admissions

In order to be admitted to Relay, the state of Connecticut requires that you hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Applicants can search the College Source Online database to determine if their institution is regionally accredited.

Applicants must have secured a full-time classroom position within Relay Connecticut’s partner school network and must be selected by their school and or district before applying to the program in year 1. If employment is terminated at any point, graduate students have one month to regain employment as a PK-12 teacher before they are at risk of being administratively withdrawn from the program.

Connecticut Licensure Requirements

Relay offers a CT teaching licensure track for all graduate students in year 1 who meet the CT state eligibility requirements upon enrolling at Relay. Graduate students who successfully complete the program and meet the CT state eligibility requirements for licensure will receive an Initial Educator Certificate.

Refer to Connecticut Teacher Certification/Licensure Guides for further information on Connecticut certification requirements.