Troops to Teachers
Empire State College participates in the Troops to Teachers program for our Master of Arts in Teaching degree program. For more information, contact Desiree Drindak at Desiree.Drindak@esc.edu or 800-847-3000, EXT. 2779.
Troops to Teachers assists eligible military personnel transition to a new career as public school teachers in targeted schools.
Troops to Teachers coordinators provide counseling and assistance regarding certification requirements, routes to state certification and employment leads.
Pending availability of funds, eligible individuals may receive 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.
Participants who accept the stipend or bonus must agree to teach for three years in targeted schools in accordance with the authorizing legislation.
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