After registration, the Troops to Teachers Program Office will make the determination of financial assistance and incentives to assist with certification costs or as an incentive for teaching in a high-need school.
Financial assistance in the form of a stipend or a bonus may be available to participants who meet military service requirements, program application timeframes, eligible employment, and if separated or retired, an honorable discharge.
The state recognizes that as a military service member, you are well prepared to meet the overall needs of diverse learning environments and will give you up to 5 Years teaching ‘experience’ for your active duty service, starting you at up to step 5 on the teacher salary scale.
Reduced class time
You are required to complete only 6 semester hours of professional education coursework from an accredited college in your remaining requirements. Your professional education coursework must include a college course addressing classroom management and general or subject specific pedagogical principles.
Testing Fee Waivers
Application fee waiver
OK State HB 2933 allows for a one-time, one-year fee waiver for licensure or certification available to individuals who present adequate documentation of their low-income status.
Finishing your degree?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has granted TEACH-NOW the eligibility to train GI Bill beneficiaries – Veterans, active duty military, reservists, spouses and their children. That eligibility extends over all TEACH-NOW programs, including the certification program and degree programs.