Troops to Teachers

The Troops to Teachers program is a benefit provided by the Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support to qualifying military personnel. The program assists veterans in their efforts to participate in another rewarding area of public service by sharing their knowledge and experiences with America's youth as professional educators. Qualifying members may be eligible to receive career counseling, job placement assistance and up to $10,000 of financial assistance.

For more information, please visit the Troops to Teachers website.

Transition to Teaching

The Transition to Teaching project is a federally funded program that assists career switchers possessing a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in transitioning into the teaching profession. Individuals possessing a degree related to the core content areas of math, science, English or a foreign language may apply for teaching positions as a full-time educator on an alternative teaching certificate. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree outside of these content areas may pursue a route to certification as a special education teacher.

Participants teaching in these critical shortage subject areas will complete an individualized, online certification program that will be paid for using funds from the program grant. Transition to Teaching requires a three-year commitment to serve.

For more information, please visit the Transition to Teaching website.

The Future Educators Association® (FEA)

The FEA, sponsored by PDK International, is a professional organization that supports more than 20,000 junior high/middle school, high school, and college students who are interested in education-related careers.

For more information, please visit the FEA website.

Teach West Virginia

Teach West Virginia guides individuals through the teacher preparation, certification, and employment process in West Virginia. It also describes the EducateWV initiative, professional development opportunities, and why living and teaching in West Virginia is such a wonderful opportunity.

For more information, please visit the TeachWV website.

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