The Denver Fellow Residency is a prestigious program designed for those interested in becoming teachers. It offers an opportunity to get a Colorado Initial Teacher Licensure and a Master of Arts in Teaching while working in Denver Public Schools. Fellow Residents spend the first year of the program working with small groups of students while being supported by an experienced teacher. They then move into teaching full sized classes in the second year.
During both years of the fellowship, Fellow Residents enroll as graduate students at Relay. Relay graduate students begin coursework the summer before the school year begins. Once the school year starts, graduate students attend in-person sessions one evening and one afternoon per week. While Residents attend classes in-person each month, approximately 40% of the Relay program is completed online. They receive professional development and coaching from the Relay faculty, and will receive their teacher license at the end of the first year of the program. At the successful conclusion of the two-year residency, Fellow Residents will earn their Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).