Troops to Teachers
Military Personnel Become Teachers
The military-friendly Master of Science in Education programs at Saint Joseph's College is proud to be a partner in the Troops to Teachers program. The purpose of Troops to Teachers (TTT) is to assist eligible military personnel to transition to a new career as public school teachers in targeted schools. Pending availability of funds, financial assistance may be provided to eligible individuals as stipends up to $5K to help pay for teacher certification costs or as bonuses of $10K to teach in schools serving a high percentage of students from low-income families. TTT is managed by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).
Saint Joseph's College will gladly work with the TTT program in your state or region to work out the fastest method for you to become a professional educator.
Available courses to fulfill the alternative route for Maine 7-12 teaching certification dovetails with the TTT program:
- ED 512 Educating the Exceptional Student in the Classroom (3 credits online)
- ED 523 Teaching Methods in Secondary Education (3 credits online)
- ED 590 Student Teaching (12 credits - 15 weeks in a classroom) - Contact the State Coordinator concerning the requirement for Student Teaching
In addition, alternative route applicants in Maine need to hold a bachelors degree, earned 24 credit hours of post-secondary course work in the endorsement area, pass 3 Praxis exams, and complete a background check.
Because we are an online school, you may enroll in necessary courses while you are winding down your active military duty. Call us today about this exciting opportunity. Our public schools need you!