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Troops To Teacher Program

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Troops to Teachers is a federally funded program to assist eligible military personnel to transition to a new career as public school teachers in “high-need” schools. Counseling, referral, and placement assistance in Tennessee is provided through the Office of Teacher Licensing, Tennessee Department of Education.

Click to view the TTT homepage which provides information and resource links. Pending availability of funds, financial assistance may be provided to eligible individuals as stipends up to $5,000 to help pay for teacher certification costs or as bonuses of $10,000. Stipend and bonus recipients must agree to teach for three years in school locations that meet certain criteria. The maximum amount of assistance is $10,000 per person.

Specific requirements:

  1. Stipends of up to $5,000 are available to reimburse costs associated with becoming certified to teach. Recipients of these stipends must agree to teach for three years in a school located in a “high-need” district.
  2. Bonuses of $10,000 are available to those who agree to teach for three years in a school that serves a high percentage of students from low-income families.

Those interested in Troops to Teachers program should view this website click, follow the guide to check the eligibility.

Federal Contact Person

William McAleer, Chief
Troops To Teachers
DANTES
Code 02T
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola,Florida 32509-5243

TTT@navy.mil
1-800-452-6616
(850) 452-1241
(850) 452-1096 (fax)