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Troops to Teachers


Program Information
National Troops to Teachers
Program Overview and Application
Online Registration
Ohio TTT Information Packet (PDF)

Employment Resources
Ohio Education Job Openings
Army JROTC Vacancies
Navy JROTC Vacancies
Air Force JROTC Vacancies
Marines JROTC Vacancies

Articles / Videos
Vet becomes Teacher in Athens, Mar. 2012
Buckeye Guard Mag., Summer 2011 (PDF)
G.I. Jobs Mag., Feb. 2011 (PDF)
Troops to Teachers Video
Troops to Teachers on NBC Nightly News

Our Mission

Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education
and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public and public charter schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.

Program Manager
Chris Picha
Ohio Troops to Teachers
Phone: (614) 728-4801
Toll Free: (800) 852-6064
Fax: (614) 387-7317
Rob Breeckner
Veteran Educational Programs
Phone: (614) 466-9287


Troops to Teachers was established in 1994 to help recruit quality teachers that serve students in high-needs schools throughout America. Troops to Teachers helps relieve teacher shortages, especially in math, science, special education and other critical subject areas, and assists military personnel in making successful transitions to second careers in teaching.

Goals and Objectives

The goal of this legislation is to help improve American education by providing motivated, experienced, and dedicated personnel for the nation's classrooms. The three main objectives of the program are to:

1. Help relieve teacher shortages.
2. Provide positive role models for the nation's public
school students.
3. Assist military personnel in the successful transition to teaching as a second career. Federal funding may be provided to eligible individuals through stipends up to $5,000 to help pay for teacher certification costs, or as bonuses up to $10,000 to teach in a high-needs school.

The Troops to Teachers Program is not a certification/licensing program. To teach in Ohio, you must be licensed by the Ohio Department of Education. Eligible veterans may complete a traditional teacher education program or may meet the requirements through a non-traditional route via Ohio's Alternative Educator License.

National Troops to Teachers Contact Information
For counseling and direct assistance with the
"Troops to Teachers" program, please contact:

Troops to Teachers
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola, FL 32509-5243
Phone: 850-452-1242
Toll Free: 800-231-6242

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