New York

Overview

In New York, Relay offers hybrid and online Transitional B Master of Arts in Teaching and Advanced Certificate programs leading to teacher certification. Relay students teaching in New York enroll in programs offered out of Relay New York City.  

Join our diverse community of practitioners focused on achievement, equity, and the 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

Audience

Aspiring Teachers

Duration

2 years

Credits

36

Tuition & Fees

$11,000 per year

-$6,000 per year in Relay institutional aid

$5,000
estimated out of pocket tuition per year

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

Available Majors

Childhood

Early Childhood

Middle Childhood Generalist with concentration in ELA, Math, Science, or Social Studies

Middle Childhood Education - ELA

Adolescent Education - ELA

Middle Childhood Education - Mathematics

Adolescent Education  - Mathematics

Middle Childhood Education - Social Studies

Adolescent Education- Social Studies

Middle Childhood Education Science - Biology

Adolescent Education - Biology

Middle Childhood Education  Science - Chemistry

Adolescent Education - Chemistry

Middle Childhood Education Science - Physics 

Adolescent Education  - Physics 

Middle Childhood Education  Science - Earth Science

Graduate Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • MAT Degree
  • Certification

Audience

current teachers

Duration

2 years

Credits

36

Tuition & Fees

$11,000
per year

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

Available Majors

Childhood

Early Childhood

Middle Childhood Generalist with concentration in ELA, Math, Science, or Social Studies

Middle Childhood Education - ELA

Adolescent Education - ELA

Middle Childhood Education - Mathematics

Adolescent Education  - Mathematics

Middle Childhood Education - Social Studies

Adolescent Education- Social Studies

Middle Childhood Education Science - Biology

Adolescent Education - Biology

Middle Childhood Education  Science - Chemistry

Adolescent Education - Chemistry

Middle Childhood Education Science - Physics 

Adolescent Education  - Physics 

Middle Childhood Education  Science - Earth Science
Teaching Students with Disabilities - Childhood

Teaching Students with Disabilities - Adolescent

Advanced Certificate in Special Education

  • Advanced Certificate
  • Special Education Certification
Graduate Certificate

Audience

current teachers

Duration

1 year

Credits

21

Tuition & Fees

$17,500 per year

-$6,500 per year in Relay institutional aid

$11,000
max out of pocket tuition per year

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

CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT AREAs

Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6)

Adolescent Special Education (Grades 7-12)

The Relay Approach

Relay New York is one of the largest and most diverse educator preparation programs in the United States. First chartered in 2013, it is Relay’s longest-standing location, and our alumni base of over 6,000 impacts over a million PK-12 students. We are committed to cultivating diverse talent and training educators to work in high needs schools and subject areas throughout New York State. Over 71% of Relay New York’s graduate student body identified as teachers of color in the 2020-21 school year. This compares to 25% on average in national teacher preparation programs. Teachers and principals affirm the effectiveness of Relay’s programs - nearly 90% were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of Relay’s core and content faculty, and 83% of students strongly agreed or agreed that what they are learning at Relay is having a positive impact on their students’ achievement.

Faculty

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

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“I love that I get to support teachers in developing their practice. As Paulo Freire said, ‘What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.’; and I am grateful that I get to witness my graduate students do that for their students as well.”

- Nathalie Elivert, Senior Instructional Coach

Nathalie Elivert teaches pedagogy courses and is a Senior Instructional Coach. She is a former secondary humanities teacher and Department Chair with 15 years of experience. Nathalie is passionate about school-based mediation and inclusive, culturally, and linguistically diverse classroom cultures and curriculum.

School and District Partners

Relay partners with 70 public school systems and schools in New York state. Here is just a sample:

NYC Partners

  • Achievement First
  • Classical Charter Schools
  • Ed Prep NYC (NYCDOE)
  • KIPP New York
  • NYC Teaching Collaborative (NYCDOE)
  • NYC Teaching Fellows
  • Teach For America
  • Uncommon Schools
  • Zeta Charter Schools

Upstate Partners

  • Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School
  • Persistence Preparatory Academy Charter School
  • Rochester Academy Charter School
  • Rochester Academy of Science Charter School
  • Uncommon Schools Rochester Prep
  • Uncommon Schools Troy Prep

Contact Details

Relay New York

25 Broadway, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10004

Email: support@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 New York.

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!