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Troops to Teachers

Troops for Teachers
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 Affairs schools. The program provides counseling and referral services for participants to help them meet education and licensing requirements to teach and helps them secure a teaching position. Since 1993, more than 20,000 veterans have successfully transitioned to a career in education.


Every service member interested in a career in teaching will receive assistance to transition his or her leadership, training, and core values to teaching in kindergarten through grade twelve schools.


  • Assist transitioning Service members with meeting the requirements necessary to become teachers
  • Assist program participants with finding employment as a teacher when eligible


  • Reduce veteran unemployment
  • Improve American education by providing motivated, experienced, and dedicated personnel for the nation's classrooms
  • Increase the number of male and minority teachers in today's classrooms
  • Address teacher shortage issues in K-12 schools that serve low-income families and in the critical subjects - math, science, special education, foreign language, and career-technical education.

Related Information

  • In New York, Troops to Teachers is a collaboration between the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) and St. Francis College. Click here for information about NYCDOE employment opportunities, resources, events and news. 
  • New York offers numerous and diverse opportunities for teachers learn more.

For more information contact:

Courtney Inniss
Assistant Director - Troops to Teachers
St. Francis College
Office: (718) 489 2020


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