'Troops to Teachers' at Minot State Monday
Military personnel interested in beginning a second career in public education are invited to learn more about the "Troops to Teachers" program Monday (Nov. 5) on Minot State University’s campus. Marvin Zerr, North Dakota representative, and Le Gaub, regional director, will be available to discuss the program and answer questions in the Westlie Room (Student Center, third floor), 11 a.m.-noon
Reflecting on the focus of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, TTT’s primary objective is to recruit eligible military personnel to become highly qualified teachers in schools that serve students from low-income families throughout America. TTT helps relieve teacher shortages, especially in math, science and special education.
TTT also assists eligible military personnel transition to new careers as public school teachers in targeted schools. A network of state TTT offices provides participants with counseling and assistance regarding certification requirements, routes to state certification and employment leads. The TTT homepage provides information and resource links, including a job referral system to allow participants to search for vacancies as well as links to state Departments of Education, state certification offices, model resumes and other job listing sites in public education.
Financial assistance may be provided as stipends up to $5,000 to help pay for teacher certification costs or as bonuses of $10,000 to teach in schools serving a high percentage of students from low-income families. Participants who accept a stipend or bonus must agree to teach for three years in targeted schools.
To view the TTT website, visit www.dantes.doded.mil.
For more information, contact David Klassy, MSU Veterans Center director, at 858-4002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.