Indiana

Overview

In Indiana, Relay offers Master of Arts in Teaching programs with the option to pursue teaching licensure as well as a Transition to Teaching alternative licensure program. Relay students teaching in Indiana enroll in Relay Indianapolis.


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

Audience

Aspiring Teachers

Duration

2 years

Credits

36

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 Generalist

Secondary English

Secondary Math

Secondary Science

Secondary Social Studies

Graduate Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • MAT Degree
  • Licensure Option

Audience

current teachers

Duration

2 years

Credits

36

Tuition & Fees

$17,500 per year

-$6,000 per year in Relay institutional aid

$11,500
estimated out of pocket tuition per year

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

Available Majors

Elementary Generalist

Secondary English

Secondary Math

Secondary Science

Secondary Social Studies

Alternative Certification

Transition to Teaching Alternative Licensure Program

  • Licensure

Audience

current teachers

Duration

1 years

Credits

18-24

Tuition & Fees

Elementary Education (4 terms)

$23,300

-$9,500 in Relay institutional aid

$13,800
estimated out of pocket tuition per year

Secondary Education (3 terms)

$17,500
-$6,000 in Relay institutional aid

$11,500
estimated out of pocket tuition per year

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

Available Majors

Elementary Education 

Secondary English Language Arts

Secondary Math 

Secondary Science 

Secondary Social Studies

Transition to Teaching

Transition to Teaching is an abbreviated program of pedagogy created by Indiana lawmakers to prepare career professionals with bachelor degrees to teach elementary education, secondary classes, or all-grade classes. Qualified individuals may enroll as non-degree candidates at institutes of higher education or with approved non-higher education institution entities to pursue a program of courses and experiences to lead to licensure. All of Relay GSE’s programs are approved Transition to Teaching programs in Indiana, authorized by the Indiana State Board of Education. (MAT students meet the Transition to Teaching requirements in the first year of their program).

The Relay Approach

Relay launched our first teacher preparation program in Indiana in the summer 2019 with 11 residency students. In the 2021-22 school year, Relay Indiana supported 105 students in residency and non-residency master’s programs. In 2022-23, we will launch a one year alternative licensure program specifically designed as a part of the Transition to Teaching program (MAT students also complete Transition to Teaching requirements in the first year of their program)

Relay Indianapolis prioritizes establishing strong relationships between our faculty and students. Our program team consists of veteran local educators that uniquely understand the responsibility placed on the shoulders of our novice teachers. The relationships built in the classrooms are strengthened during school visits and office hours held at local coffee shops.

Faculty

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

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“For inspiration I look to famous American teacher Christa McAuliffe who said ‘I touch the future – I teach.’”

- Carlotta Cooprider, rELAY iNDIANAPOLIS lEAD

Carlotta Cooprider’s mission is to educate, inspire, connect, and support teachers in making extraordinary shifts in their lives that result in transformation and well-being. She currently leads the Relay Indianapolis location and has over 30 years of experience in education, as a teacher, administrator, and leader of educational non-profits. She is passionate about storytelling, grateful for family & friends, adores her groom of 30 years and has 3 adult children along with a menagerie of pets.

School and District Partners

Relay partners with over 10 public school systems and schools in Indiana. Here is just a sample:

  • KIPP Indianapolis 
  • Global Prep Academy
  • GEO Academies
  • Circle City Prep
  • Neighborhood Charter Network
Teacher Recruitment Partners

Teach For America Indianapolis

Relay and Teacher For America have developed a successful partnership that has allowed for Corps Members to flourish in their classrooms. Through the partnership, Teacher for America Corps Members enroll in either Relay's MAT or Alternative Certification program and are given instructional support and guidance from their Relay professors and advisors, as well as their Teacher For America coaches. This high-engagement model allows for teachers who are early in their careers to have an unparalleled amount of support from seasoned educational practitioners.

Regulations and Policies Specific to Indiana

Visit the Relay Support Center Indianapolis page for information about:

  • Indiana Overview
  • Relay Indiana Academic Calendars
  • Indiana Pre-Admissions Testing Guide
  • Indiana Teacher Certification/ Licensure Guides
  • Change in Indiana Educator Test Vendor (2021): CORE to Praxis
  • Indiana DOE Suicide Prevention Training Requirement Information
  • Indiana DOE CPR/ AED/ Heimlich certification requirements
Contact Details

Relay Indianapolis

735 Shelby Street

Indianapolis, IN 46203

Executive Director: Vincent Gay

Email: Indianapolis@relay.edu

For School or 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 in Indiana.

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!