Welcome to the Relay Washington, DC Teaching Residency! While enrolled in this program, Residents will be working towards both the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree and Washington, DC teaching certification.
Please block approximately 30 mins to read through the information below about the certification process and how to get started on requirements - and to get started on your next steps! Know that we will talk about certification regularly over the course of the program and you can always email Kajal Ravani with questions. We are here to support you!
This article is intended for graduate students entering the two-year Relay Teaching Residency in Summer 2020. Graduate students in the one-year MAT for Experienced Teachers program are not eligible to apply for certification through Relay DC.
1. Why should I get certified?
Please read this document, which explains the importance of becoming certified.
2. What exams do I need to take to become certified?
You'll find your certification steps listed here. We strongly recommend that you make a copy of that template, update it regularly, and keep it close during your time with Relay! We'll ask you to review it with your advisors over your time with Relay.
3. How will I reach this goal? (What exam study resources are there? How will Relay faculty support me? How will I pay for the exams?)
You'll find study resources and information on financing your exams in the Certification Milestones document linked above. While your faculty advisor will check in with you regularly regarding the certification process, we strongly encourage you to proactively reach out with any questions about Praxis exams, making time to study, or anything else.
Until you are assigned a faculty advisor, please email Kajal Ravani, Director of Strategy and Operations at Relay DC, with any questions.