This exciting state offers much to explore and rich opportunities to teach in the heart of New England. From Hartford to Waterbury, New Haven to Bridgeport, Connecticut is a mix of urban centers, coastal seascapes, and rural communities that is never far from the action.

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

Teaching Residency

2 years

36 credits

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Tuition & Fees

per year
  • -$6,000 per year in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards and/or Relay Residency Scholarship*
EST. max out of pocket tuition per year
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Available Majors


Secondary Science

Secondary Math

Secondary ELA

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

Graduate Certification



1 year

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Tuition & Fees

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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 District

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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

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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.

About Connecticut

The first black diplomat in U.S. history was from Derby, Connecticut. Born in 1833, abolitionist Ebenezer Bassett was the son of Black Governor Eben Tobias. He was the first black man to graduate from Connecticut Normal School - now known as Central Connecticut State University. The civil war had just ended when President Ulysses Grant asked him to be the first U.S. minister to the new republic of Haiti, marking the beginning of a long diplomatic career.

The author of Uncle’s Tom Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, lived in Hartford CT. Her home, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and declared a National Historic Landmark in 2013.

Connecticut offers rural and coastal attractions just miles from Boston, New York, Providence, and Hartford.

Those looking for a unique sports experience can head to Storrs to watch the UConn Women’s Basketball team, a veritable powerhouse boasting four straight NCAA titles and 111 straight wins before 2017.

Public transportation is available by train, bus, and ferry around Connecticut and to nearby destinations, including New York City and Boston. A car is necessary for most Connecticut residents. Learn more.


Relay Connecticut
370 James St., 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06513