Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers

The goal of Troops To Teachers (TTT) is to assists military personnel in making successful transitions to second careers in teaching and to assist in the recruitment of quality teachers for schools with a high percentage of students from under-served communities throughout The Unites States. TTT has a keen emphasis on providing talented and dedicated servicemen to alleviate teacher shortages, especially in math, science, special education and other significant subject areas.

The purpose of Troops To Teachers is to assist eligible military personnel to transition to a new career as public school teachers in targeted schools. A network of State TTT Offices has been established to provide participants with counseling and assistance regarding certification requirements and routes to state certification.

Financial assistance may be provided to eligible individuals through the Department of Education as stipends up to $5K to help pay for teacher certification costs or as bonuses of $10K to teach in schools serving a high percentage of students from low-income families. Participants who accept the Stipend or Bonus must agree to teach for three years in targeted schools in accordance with the authorizing legislation.

Educational and Service eligibility requirements for referral and placement assistance services and Financial Assistance are outlined are available on the TTT Home Page at

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