The birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Barbecue Capital of the World is also a city with a rich history steeped in the Civil Rights Movement.
Relay Memphis currently offers the following programs to teachers: Relay Teaching Residency , Master of Arts in Teaching, and the Special Education Advanced Certificate program.
Master of Arts in Teaching
Tuition & Fees
- $6,000 per year in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards and/or Relay Residency Scholarship*
Secondary Social Studies
Special Education (+6 credits)
*Criteria for AmeriCorps and Relay Residency Scholarship eligibility can be found here.
Master of Arts in Teaching
Students may qualify for additional institutional aid and federal aid toward total out of pocket tuition expense. Payment Plans are also available. Please contact Student Financial Services with any questions or for more information.
Cost of licensure exams is determined by the issuing state.
*Relay GSE is an AmeriCorps partner. We strongly encourage you to join the AmeriCorps program if you're eligible, as it aligns with Relay’s commitment to service and the work you do daily as a teacher. Participating students earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of a full-service term that may be applied to reduce the out-of-pocket cost of tuition. Failure to participate in the AmeriCorps program if you’re eligible means that you are fully aware that Relay will charge you the deferred tuition amount equivalent to the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award and you will be responsible for paying that amount in full.
Experience the lasting legacy of the Civil Rights Movement along the banks of the Mississippi.
Memphis offers true Southern charm and a rich history of Civil Rights activism at the corner of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The city is known for its delicious barbecue cuisine, which is best polished off with a glass of sweet tea. You can also take your sweet tea out on a pontoon boat on the Mississippi River, or enjoy it while experiencing the city’s vibrant nightlife and live music.
Music lovers should be sure to visit attractions celebrating the history of great American music, including the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, the Memphis Hall of Fame, and Graceland, the home of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley. Memphis is also proud to be home to the National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel in Downtown Memphis. There, you can learn about the Civil Rights Movement’s history in Memphis and the lasting impact it has had on the city.
You’ll need a car to get to downtown Memphis. However, once you’re there, trolley buses provide a fun, easy way to get around. Walking tours of the city and riverboat rides along the Mississippi are also highly recommended for weekend recreation. Learn more.