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

This represents our program for Academic Year 2023-24.

Audience

Aspiring Teachers

Duration

6 terms
(Typically 2 years)

Credits

32-39

Degree Programs

32 credits

MAT in Elementary Education

MAT in English Language Arts Education

MAT in Mathematics Education

MAT in Science Education

MAT in Social Studies Education

39 credits

MAT in Special Education

CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT AREAS

Students in this program may elect to pursue their teacher certification in one of the following areas. Certification must correspond with the content of their degree program.

Grades Pre-Kindergarten - 4

Grades 4-8 (4-6, English Language Arts and Reading 7-8

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Mathematics 7-8)

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Science 7-8)

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Social Studies 7-8)

English 7-12

Mathematics 7-12

Science - Biology 7-12

Science - Chemistry 7-12

Science - General Science 7-12

Science - Physics 7-12

Social Studies 7-12

Only students in the MAT in Special Education program may select this endorsement. They may pursue this endorsement plus a content Area of Study (single endorsement); or this endorsement plus a general education endorsement from the list above (dual endorsement).

Special Education (Grades PK-12)

Tuition & Fees

Relay programs operate on a fee-per-credit model. To learn more, see the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Graduate Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • MAT Degree
  • Certification Option

This represents our program for Academic Year 2023-24.

Audience

current teachers

Duration

6 terms
(Typically 2 years)

Credits

32-39

Degree PRograms

32 credits

MAT in Elementary Education

MAT in English Language Arts Education

MAT in Mathematics Education

MAT in Science Education

MAT in Social Studies Education

39 credits

MAT in Special Education

CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT AREAS

Students in this program may elect to pursue their teacher certification in one of the following areas. Certification must correspond with the content of their degree program.

Grades Pre-Kindergarten - 4

Grades 4-8 (4-6, English Language Arts and Reading 7-8

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Mathematics 7-8)

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Science 7-8)

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Social Studies 7-8)

English 7-12

Mathematics 7-12

Science - Biology 7-12

Science - Chemistry 7-12

Science - General Science 7-12

Science - Physics 7-12

Social Studies 7-12

Only students in the MAT in Special Education program may select this endorsement. They may pursue this endorsement plus a content Area of Study (single endorsement); or this endorsement plus a general education endorsement from the list above (dual endorsement).

Special Education (Grades PK-12)

Tuition & Fees

Relay programs operate on a fee-per-credit model. To learn more, see the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Alternative Certification

Pennsylvania Teacher Intern Certification Program

  • Certification

This represents our program for Academic Year 2023-24.

Audience

current teachers

Duration

3 terms
(typically 1 year)

Credits

19

Certification endorsement Areas

Grades Pre-Kindergarten - 4

Grades 4-8 (4-6, English Language Arts and Reading 7-8

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Mathematics 7-8)

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Science 7-8)

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Social Studies 7-8)

English 7-12

Mathematics 7-12

Science - Biology 7-12

Science - Chemistry 7-12

Science - General Science 7-12

Social Studies 7-12

Tuition & Fees

Relay programs operate on a fee-per-credit model. To learn more, see the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Alternative Certification

Pennsylvania Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program

  • teaching residency
  • Certification

This represents our program for Academic Year 2023-24.

Audience

aspiring teachers

Duration

3 terms
(typically 1 year)

Credits

19

Certification endorsement Areas

Grades Pre-Kindergarten - 4

Grades 4-8 (4-6, English Language Arts and Reading 7-8

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Mathematics 7-8)

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Science 7-8)

Grades 4-8 (4-6, Social Studies 7-8)

English 7-12

Mathematics 7-12

Science - General Science 7-12

Social Studies 7-12

Tuition & Fees

Relay programs operate on a fee-per-credit model. To learn more, see the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Graduate Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Special Education

  • graduate Certificate
  • Special Education Certification Option

This represents our program for Academic Year 2023-24.

Audience

current teachers

Duration

3 terms
(Typically 1 year)

Credits

21

CERTIFICATION ENDORSEMENT AREAs

Special Education (Grades PK-12)

Tuition & Fees

Relay programs operate on a fee-per-credit model. To learn more, see the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

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 140 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

Prospective students and prospective district partners can contact our team anytime at support@relay.edu

Prospective students can also fill out an interest form. See the right box below!

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.

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!