Delaware

In Delaware, Relay offers Master of Arts in Teaching and Advanced Certificate programs with the option to pursue teacher certification, as well as a non-degree alternative route to certification program.

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
  • Certification Option

Audience

Aspiring Teachers

Duration

2 years

Credits

36-42

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

Elementary

Middle Level Language Arts

Middle Level Mathematics

Middle Level Science

Middle Level Social Studies

Secondary English Language Arts

Secondary Mathematics

Secondary Social Studies

Secondary Science

Physics

Biology

Chemistry
Special Education (Grades K-12) (42 credits)

Note: In any above content area, students may pursue a special education dual certification.

Graduate Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • MAT Degree
  • Certification 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
max out of pocket tuition per year

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

AVAILABLE MAJORS

Elementary

Middle Level Language Arts

Middle Level Mathematics

Middle Level Social Studies

Secondary English Language Arts

Secondary Mathematics

Secondary Social Studies

Secondary Science
Special Education (Grades K-12) (42 credits)

Note: In any above content area, students may pursue a special education dual certification.

Alternative Certification

Alternative Route to Certification

  • Certification

Audience

current teachers

Duration

1 year

Credits

16

Tuition & Fees

$17,500 per year

-$6,000 per year in Relay institutional aid

$11,500
max out of pocket tuition per year

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

AVAILABLE MAJORS

Elementary

Middle Level Language Arts

Middle Level Mathematics

Middle Level Social Studies

Middle Level Science

Secondary English Language Arts

Secondary Mathematics

Secondary Social Studies

Secondary Science

Special Education (Grades K-12)

Note: In any above content area, students may pursue a special education dual certification.

Graduate Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Special Education

  • Graduate 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
max out of pocket tuition per year

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

CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT AREA

Special Education (Grades K-12)

The Relay DelawareApproach

Since Relay Delaware opened its doors to both aspiring and experienced teachers in summer 2016, we have graduated over 150 teachers. We are proud of the work that our faculty have done to support teachers across the state from Claymont to Delmar. Relay Delaware teachers teach across the state in rural, suburban and urban settings, and most in traditional neighborhood schools.

Faculty

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

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“It is truly an honor to teach, advise and support Delaware’s next generation of educators. This is an unprecedented time in education. Yet, our graduate students dedicate themselves, day in and day out, to reaching and teaching ALL students. They inspire me daily!”

- Dana Rae Davisson, Program Director of Relay Delaware

Dana Rae Davisson is the Program Director of Relay Delaware. She started her career in education as a TFA Corps Member, teaching first grade in the Greater Philadelphia region. Following that role, Dana transitioned to middle school teaching and school leadership in Wilmington, DE, where she stayed for 10 years before becoming an assistant professor at Relay. 

Dana has previously taught Core Pedagogy, and she continues to instruct all Delaware Residents in Deliberate Practice.

School and District Partners

Relay serves all public school districts and charter schools in Delaware. Last year, our largest numbers of graduate students were employed by:

  • Caesar Rodney School District
  • Christina School District
  • Colonial School District
  • Indian River School District
  • Freire Charter School of WIlmington
Teacher Recruitment Partners

Delaware Department of Education: Relay Delaware partners with LEAs (local educational agencies) across the state, in addition to working with the Delaware Department of Education to provide high quality Alternative Route to Certification programs and graduate-level residency programs to support the state’s teacher pipeline needs.

Contact Details

Relay Delaware

3411 Silverside Road

Baynard Building, Suite 104

Wilmington, DE 19810

Director of Partnerships: Kim Karacalidis

Email: delaware@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 Delaware.

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!