Troops to Teachers (TTT) was established initially in 1994 as a Department of Defense program. It was reauthorized in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Responsibility for program oversight and funding is with the U.S. Department of Education; however, the Department of Defense continues to operate the program, being managed by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).
The primary objective of TTT is to help recruit quality teachers for schools that serve low-income families throughout America. TTT is helping to relieve teacher shortages in high need areas such as math, science, special education and professional technical education.
Designed to assist eligible military personnel transition to a new career as public school teachers in schools serving children from low-income families, Troops to Teachers offers two levels of assistance.
Pending availability of funds, financial assistance may be provided to eligible individuals in the form of either:
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