Washington DC

Overview

In Washington DC, Relay offers Master of Arts in Teaching and Advanced Certificate programs with the option to pursue teacher certification in the District of Columbia. 

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 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

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Secondary English

Secondary Math

Secondary Social Studies

Secondary General Science

Graduate Degree

Master of Arts in Teaching

  • MAT Degree

Audience

current teachers

Duration

1 year

Credits

36

Tuition & Fees

$17,500 per year

+$250 credit transfer fee

-$6,000 per year in Relay institutional aid

$11,750
max out of pocket tuition per year

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

Available Majors

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Secondary English

Secondary Math

Secondary General Science

Secondary Social Studies

Graduate Certificate

Advanced Certificate in Special Education

  • Advanced Certificate
  • Special Education Certification Option

Audience

For current teachers

Duration

1 year

Credits

21

Tuition & Fees

$17,500 per year

-$5,500 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 AREA

Special Education

The Relay Washington DC Approach

Since Relay Washington DC opened its doors to both aspiring and experienced teachers in summer 2017, we have graduated over 300 teachers. We are proud of the work that our faculty have done with teachers to support their development both in and out of the classroom, as we have invested in the social-emotional health and wellbeing of our graduate students. Relay DC had a partnership with doctors at Georgetown’s MedStart program to make sure that teachers are taking care of themselves both in and out of the classroom. Early Childhood Education is the most popular content area at Relay Washington DC; we have graduated a high number of teachers who work with our youngest learners.

Faculty

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

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“There’s something extremely gratifying about witnessing the “ah-HA!” moment with graduate students. You can see on their faces how excited they are to go into work the next day and make a transformative learning experience for their PreK-12 students.”

- Chevon Boone

Chevon Boone teaches the Applications of Effective Teaching fall and spring courses. She is a former secondary ELA teacher, instructional coach, and curriculum designer with 10 years of experience with supporting new teachers. Chevon’s doctoral thesis focuses on best practices to increase teacher retention in urban schools. She has a passion for amplifying the voices of historically marginalized communities and challenging inequitable systems impacting those communities.

School and District Partners

Here are some of the school system partners we work with in DC:

  • AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter Schools
  • DC Prep 
  • District of Columbia Public Schools
  • Friendship Public Charter School 
  • KIPP DC
Contact Details

Relay Graduate School of Education, Washington, D.C.

1140 3rd Street NE, 2nd Floor

Washington, DC 20002

Executive Director of Partnerships: Dr. Alaina Harper

Executive Director: Christine Eisenhauer

Email: DC@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 DC.

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!