United States Department of Defense - Troops to Teachers Program
United States Department of Defense
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Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a DANTES-managed Department of Defense (DoD) program that can assist transitioning Service members to become employed as teachers.
To meet our objective of assisting eligible military personnel to transition to a new career
as public school teachers, a network of State TTT Offices has been established to provide
participants with counseling and assistance regarding certification requirements, routes to state
certification, and employment leads. The TTT homepage provides information and resource
links, including links to state Departments of Education, state certification offices, and other job listing sites in public education.
For participants that meet certain criteria as defined by the legislation, financial assistance may be provided (upon availability of funds) to eligible participants to assist with their transition to the classroom. The purpose of the financial assistance is to provide transition assistance for those becoming first-time teachers and, therefore, is not available to those that became teachers prior to registration with TTT.
TTT provides counseling services which includes identifying state certification requirements, programs leading to certification and assistance in selecting the certification program that best fits your wants and needs. Additionally, we will assist you in finding employment by providing you with information on jobs and interview opportunities.
For a listing of the TTT State Offices, visit website.
Register with Troops to Teachers online or download a registration form from the TTT Home Page.
All current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces whose last period of service is characterized as honorable with an interest in instructional or non-instruction pre-K through high school employment may participate in the program for counseling and referral services. Those who meet certain criteria as defined by the legislation may also be eligible to apply for TTT financialassistance to assist with their transition to the classroom.