Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a DANTES managed Department of Defense program that assists veterans and members of the Armed Forces in beginning new careers as teachers in public, charter and Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools.

 



  • So you are thinking about teaching...

    As a Service member, you have trained both junior and senior personnel throughout your career. Now is the time to take those transferrable skills to America's classrooms including:

    • A desire to continue to serve
    • Mentoring skills
    • Dedication
    • Collaborative spirit
    • Management and leadership
    • Self-discipline
    • Reliability
    • Worldliness


  • Eligibility

    All current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces whose last period of service is characterized as honorable, may participate in the program for counseling and referral services. Those who meet certain education, military service and registration requirements may also be eligible to apply for TTT financial assistance to assist with their transition to the classroom.

    Active Duty

    • Retired from active duty on or after October 1, 1999 (must register within three years after separation from service)
    • Active duty member with approved date of retirement with one year or less remaining before retirement
    • Retired or separated for a service-connected physical disability on or after January 8, 2002 (must register within three years after separation from service)

    Reserve Component

    • Transferred to the Retired Reserve
    • Individuals transitioning from active duty on or after January 8, 2002, and have served four or more years of continuous active duty immediately before separation, and execute a contract for three or more years with a Selected Reserve unit (must register within three years after separation from service)
    • Completed six or more years of creditable service towards retirement on or after January 8, 2002 and commit to serving an additional three years
    • Retired or separated for service-connected physical disability on or after January 8, 2002 (must register within three years after separation from service)

    Financial assistance in the form of a stipend or a bonus may be available to participants who meet the funding eligible criteria.  The maximum amount of financial assistance provided to eligible TTT participants may not exceed $10,000.  Contact the National Office at 1-800-231-6242 or email TTT@navy.mil for further details.


  • What does TTT provide?

    TTT provides counseling, referral and financial assistance for eligible Service members and veterans.  Financial assistance in the form of a stipend or a bonus may be available to participants who meet the funding eligible criteria and register for TTT within three years of retiring or separating from the Service. Contact the National Office at 1-800-231-6242 or email TTT@navy.mil for further details.


  • Where will I teach?

    TTT participants teach in grades K-12 in public, charter and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools throughout the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and Virgin Islands.  TTT participants that receive financial assistance will be required to obligate three years as a teacher in an eligible or high need school of your choice.

  • What will I teach?
    What you teach is up to you. Teaching a critical subject such as math, science, special education, foreign language and career-technical affords the highest opportunity for employment but not required for TTT services.

     


  • Registration

    The online registration will require the following information:

    • Vocational interests, certification program and/or licensure information, if applicable
    • Personal and contact information
    • Military Service information
    • Teaching and educational background information

    Prior to submitting the online registration, the following documentation will need to be uploaded:

    Active Duty and Retired Active Duty
    • DD-214 (member copy 4, Retired Only)
    • Approved Voluntary Retirement Document (Active Duty ONLY)
    • Current LES (Active Duty ONLY)

    Reserve/Guard & Retired Reserve
    • Current Reserve LES
    • Yearly Point Summary
    • NGB 22/23
    • Retired Reserve Letter

    If applicable
    • Transcripts
    • Certification Program Enrollment Letter
    • JROTC Certificate
    • Teaching License/Certification
    • School Employment Contract
    • SF 1199A Direct Deposit Form

    To Register:



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  • What do I do next?
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  • Additional Information
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  • Troops to Teachers Research

    Troops to Teachers Grant Study 4: Technical Report
    William A. Owings, Ed.D.

    Prior research on Troops to Teachers (TTT) from 2005 and 2009 using both principal surveys and measured student achievement affirms that Troops teachers are effective instructors, are likely to work in high-poverty, high-minority schools, teach critical subjects, use research-based instructional and classroom management practices, and plan to stay in the profession longer than traditionally prepared teachers with the same years of teaching experience. The Owings Study finds that the current TTT cohorts are meeting the same high benchmarks in these essential domains, identifies teacher preparation programs factors that helped them succeed in the classroom, and assesses these within the context of recent teacher effectiveness research.

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