Troops to Teachers, Proud to Serve Again, DOD, MSDE, DOE
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Troops to Teachers, Proud to Serve Again!

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The Troops to Teachers (TTT) program enriches the quality of American education by placing mature, motivated, experienced and dedicated personnel in our nation's classrooms. Thousands of military retirees, separating active duty personnel, and currently drilling members of the reserve components are discovering new and rewarding careers in teaching our nation's children. Veterans who have become public school teachers are “Proud to Serve Again.”

The program has been successful in producing quality teachers in high demand areas — more men and minorities with experience beneficial to successful teaching in mathematics, science and special education who desire to give back by teaching in economically disadvantaged urban and rural schools.

Troops to Teachers is a federal program funded by the Department of Education and administered by the Department of Defense through the Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support (DANTES). The program provides a link between current and prior armed service members who desire to pursue a career in education by providing counseling, financial and placement assistance.


Operation and management of the Maryland and DC Troops to Teachers program has been moved to the New Jersey State Department of Education.  For information regarding Maryland and DC Troops to Teachers, please contact:
Ms. Melissa Fantozzi, Program Coordinator
Office of Certification and Induction-Troops to Teachers
New Jersey Department of Education
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

Toll Free:             800-680-0884
Fax:                        609-292-3142


The National Troops to Teachers office can be reached at:

DANTES, Troops to Teachers
6490 Saufley Field Road
Pensacola, FL 32509-5243

Phone:                 850-452-1242
Toll Free:             800-231-6242
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