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Welcome to Troops to Teachers

The Troops to Teachers (TTT) program enriches the quality of American education by placing mature , motivated, experienced, and dedicated individuals in our nation's classrooms. Thousands of military retirees, separating active duty, and currently drilling members of the reserve components are discovering new and rewarding careers in teaching our nation's children. Veterans who become public school teachers are "proud to serve again."




Background and Goals

TTT was established in 1994 as a Department of Defense program. In 2001 the No Child Left Behind Act mandated the continuation of TTT. TTT is managed by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) in Pensacola, FL.

Reflecting the focus of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the primary goal of TTT is to help recruit quality teachers for schools that serve low-income families throughout America. TTT helps relieve teacher shortages, especially in math, science, special education and other high-need subject areas. TTT assists military personnel in making a successful transition to second careers in teaching.

Pending availability of funds, financial assistance may be provided to eligible individuals as stipends up to 5,000 dollars to help pay for teacher certification costs, or as bonuses of 10,000 dollars to teachers in schools serving a high percentage of students from low-income families. Participants who accept the stipend or bonus must agree to teach for three years in schools that serve students from low income families in accordance with the authorizing legislation.

Program Eligibility

The Mississippi Troops to Teachers office will assist you in identifying licensing pathways, teaching opportunities and understanding our state's certification requirements. If you want to be a teacher, MS TTT wants to help you!

To determine your eligibility for program funding, click here.