Frequently Asked questions
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Troops to Teachers was established in 1993 to assist transitioning Service members and veterans in beginning new careers as K-12 school teachers in public, charter, and Bureau of Indian Education schools.
Former and retired members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, Reserve components and National Guard.
Financial assistance in the form of a stipend or a bonus may be available to participants who meet military service and registration requirements. The maximum amount of financial assistance provided to eligible TTT participants may not exceed $10,000.
Prior to submitting the online application, the following supporting documentation will need to be uploaded if applicable:
- DD-214 (member copy 4)
- Approved Voluntary Retirement Document
- NGB 22 (National Guard ONLY)
- Reserve Yearly Point Summary
- Teaching Contract
- JROTC (DD-2767)
- Certification Program Enrollment Letter
- Teaching License/Certification
Once the application is processed, the program office will notify you by email of which services you are eligible to receive, based on your military service time, education and application date.
You may receive an error that states that the site is not secure when trying to access the Registration Site. The error does not reflect a problem with the DoD certificates, or the web browser. It does, however, mean that the DoD certificate and the DoD Root certificate are not installed on your system. You can click on ‘details’ or ‘advanced’ and you will see a link to proceed to the website. You may also install the certificates that are missing. If you would like information on why you are receiving this error and how to install the certificates, you can read more at dau.mil. If you cannot access the site, you may email email@example.com
You can obtain a Record of Service or DD-214 over the internet by going to eVetRecs and following the instructions provided.
- To teach secondary academic subjects, you must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited university.
- To teach elementary subjects you must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited university and at least one year experience in a public school in the area for which a teaching certificate is being pursued.
- To teach in a career tech field you must have two years field experience in a qualifying field. This may qualify you for provisional certificate while you work toward the bachelor’s degree of your choice.