Pennsylvania

Overview

For educators who teach in Pennsylvania, Relay offers hybrid and online 1-year Alternative Certification and Advanced Certificate programs for teaching in the Commonwealth. Relay also offers a 2-year hybrid and online Master of Arts in Teaching program with the option to pursue Pennsylvania teacher certification. Pennsylvania educators pursuing their masters enroll through our Relay Camden location.

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

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

English Language Arts (Grades 4-8)

English (Grades 7-12)

Mathematics (Grades 4-8)

Mathematics (Grades 7-12)

Prekindergarten - Grade 4 Education

Science (Grades 4-8)

Science - Biology (Grades 7-12)

Science - Chemistry (Grades 7-12)

Science - General Science (Grades 7-12)

Science - Physics (Grades 7-12)

Social Studies (Grades 4-8)

Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Graduate Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • MAT Degree
  • Certification 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

English Language Arts (Grades 4-8)

English (Grades 7-12)

Mathematics (Grades 4-8)

Mathematics (Grades 7-12)

Prekindergarten - Grade 4 Education

Science (Grades 4-8)

Science - Biology (Grades 7-12)

Science - Chemistry (Grades 7-12)

Science - General Science (Grades 7-12)

Science - Physics (Grades 7-12)

Social Studies (Grades 4-8)

Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Graduate Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Special Education

  • Advanced Certificate
  • Special Education Certification Option

Audience

For current teachers

Duration

1 years

Credits

21

Tuition & Fees

$17,500 per year

-$5,500 per year in Relay institutional aid

$12,000
estimated out of pocket tuition per year

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

CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT AREAs

Special Education Certificate (SPED) for Grades PK-12

Alternative Certification

Pennsylvania Teacher Intern Certification Program

  • Certification

Audience

For current teachers

Duration

1 years

Credits

18

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

English Language Arts (Grades 4-8)

English (Grades 7-12)

Mathematics (Grades 4-8)

Mathematics (Grades 7-12)

Prekindergarten - Grade 4 Education

Science (Grades 4-8)

Science - Biology (Grades 7-12)

Science - Chemistry (Grades 7-12)

Science - General Science (Grades 7-12)

Science - Physics (Grades 7-12)

Social Studies (Grades 4-8)

Social Studies (Grades 7-12)


The Relay Approach

Since Relay Camden opened its doors to aspiring and experienced teachers in summer 2015, we have graduated over 400 teachers. We work strategically to develop and support teachers who will plant roots in the school communities they serve and achieve academic outcomes that transform the student’s trajectory. We have invested in high quality socio-emotional advising, data driven intervention and strategic practice, and provide monthly in-class observations to leverage actionable feedback to improve your practice as an educator.

Faculty

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

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“Our children have exponential potential to achieve excellence. It is up to us as educators to foster that greatness, build their confidence, and provide opportunities for them to engage in rigorous content. Our students are our future. We owe it to them to deliver a high quality education.”

- Tiffany Carvalho

Tiffany Carvalho, Program Director, teaches core pedagogy and deliberate practice courses. She is a former middle school math teacher with 5 years of experience in the classroom and 5 years of experience at Relay GSE. Tiffany is born, raised, and educated by Philadelphia and is an active member in her community. As a Relay graduate from the Class of 2017, Tiffany is dedicated to fostering a strong pipeline of exceptional educators for her neighbors' children and the school communities in Philadelphia/Camden.

School and District Partners

Relay partners with 6 public school systems and many schools in Pennsylvania. Here is just a sample:

  • KIPP PA
  • Mastery Schools
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Freire Charter Schools
Teacher Recruitment Partners

Teach For America: Relay partners with Teach For America Greater Philadelphia to provide high-quality training, coaching, and support to TFA Corps Members. Corps Members can choose to enroll in Relay's Alternative Certification or Master of Arts in Teaching (with certification) programs to develop the skills and experiences needed to become an effective teacher. 

Contact Details

Executive Director: Dr. Alaina Harper

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 Pennsylvania.

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!