Relay Philadelphia & Camden

Philadelphia is a city steeped in the history of our nation’s independence yet continues to be on the forefront of progress in business, medicine and education. Located across the Delaware River, Camden is a historic industrial center undergoing a period of rapid urban renewal with a vast amount of resources dedicated to improving educational outcomes in the city.

Our Programs

Relay Philadelphia & Camden currently offers the following programs: Relay Teaching Residency, Master of Arts Alternative Certification, and a Certificate in Special Education.

Masters of Arts in Teaching

Degree + Certification + Teaching Residency

Teaching Residency

2 years

36 credits

Tuition & Fees

$35,000
total
  • Cost of Certification Exams:
  • Pennsylvania: $520 - $615
  • New Jersey: $700 - $730
  • Relay Institutional Aid: $17,000
  • Urban Teacher Scholarship: $7,500
  • Segal Americorps Education Award*: $6,000
$4,000
EST. max out of pocket tuition

Available Majors

Philadelphia: English Language Arts (Grades 4-8)

Philadelphia: English (Grades 7-12)

Philadelphia: Mathematics (Grades 4-8)

Philadelphia: Mathematics (Grades 7-12)

Philadelphia: Prekindergarten - Grade 4 Education

Philadelphia: Science – Biology (Grades 7-12)

Philadelphia: Science – Chemistry (Grades 7-12)

Philadelphia: Science – General Science (Grades 7-12)

Philadelphia: Science – Physics (Grades 7-12)

Philadelphia: Social Studies (Grades 4-8)

Philadelphia: Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Camden: Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

Camden: Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 5-12)

Camden: Secondary Mathematics (Grades 5-12)

Camden: Secondary Science (Grades 5-12)

Camden: Secondary Social Studies (Grades 5-12)

Master of Arts in Teaching - Alternate Route Program

Degree + certification

Teaching Residency

2 years

36 credits

Tuition & Fees

$35,000
total
  • Relay Institutional Aid: $15,000
$10,500
EST. max out of pocket tuition

Available Majors

Philadelphia: English Language Arts (Grades 4-8)

Philadelphia: English (Grades 7-12)

Philadelphia: Mathematics (Grades 4-8)

Philadelphia: Prekindergarten - Grade 4 Education

Philadelphia: Science – Biology (Grades 7-12)

Philadelphia: Science – Chemistry (Grades 7-12)

Philadelphia: Science – General Science (Grades 7-12)

Philadelphia: Science – Physics (Grades 7-12)

Philadelphia: Social Studies (Grades 4-8)

Philadelphia: Social Studies (Grades 7-12)

Camden: Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

Camden: Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 5-12)

Camden: Secondary Mathematics (Grades 5-12)

Camden: Secondary Science (Grades 5-12)

Camden: Secondary Social Studies (Grades 5-12)

Special Education Certification

Certification

Teaching Residency

1 year

21 credits

Tuition & Fees

$17,500
total
  • Cost of Certification Exams:
  • Pennsylvania: $520 - $615
  • New Jersey: $700 - $730
  • Relay Institutional Aid: $8,500
$10,500
EST. max out of pocket tuition

Available Majors

Camden: Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement (SPED) for Grades K-12

Philadelphia: Special Education Certificate (SPED) for Grades PK - 8 and Special Education Certificate (SPED) for Grades 7-12

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.

Philadelphia is a city steeped in the history of our nation’s independence yet continues to be on the forefront of progress in business, medicine and education. Located across the Delaware River, Camden is a historic industrial center undergoing a period of rapid urban renewal with a vast amount of resources dedicated to improving educational outcomes in the city.

About Philadelphia

In Philadelphia visit Old City to see a handful of the most historical landmarks in the United States including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House. It’s rewarding to plan a trip in advance with a guided tour or spontaneously explore on your own -- the history is undeniable!

For those looking for more outdoor-based activities, Philadelphia is home to Fairmount Park, which has more than 9,200 acres of open space and trails. To get there, take a trip up the Schuylkill River Trail, a multi-purpose path open to both bikers and pedestrians with beautiful views of the downtown skyline and Schuylkill River. Also located across Philadelphia are 100’s of multiple-story murals that connect to the cultural and historical roots of the city.

Many residents of Philadelphia do not have a car and rely on public transportation to get around. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) operates buses, subways, and a commuter rail that provide access to most areas of the city.

About Camden

Camden is home to the Adventure Aquarium, an extensive and long-standing aquatic attraction. Located on the shores of the Delaware River in Camden is also the historic USS New Jersey, a fully preserved battleship from World War II. Camden also hosts a variety of critically acclaimed local restaurants such as Fresh and Co., Camden Deli and The Drouthy Bear. Take a walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge to get a feel of both cities and experience excellent views.  

Although New Jersey Transit does provide routes around Camden, a car is likely needed for those living or teaching in Camden.

Address:

Philadelphia
100 W. Oxford St., Suite 2100 E
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Camden Office
1814 East Route 70
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003