Four ways to turn veteran experience into a teaching job

Jonathan Kaupanger
September 14, 2018 - 4:11 pm



Alexander the Great once said, “I’m indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.”  Here are four ways veterans can become teachers.


  • The GI Bill:  If you don’t have a degree, it’s almost impossible to become a teacher.  First, check your G.I. Bill status here.   If you don’t qualify for the G.I. Bill, don’t stress yet, there are two other programs to try first.


  • Troops to Teachers is a program that stated in 1994. In this program, veterans can get help meeting the requirements necessary to become teachers.  The program also helps veterans find employment as a teacher when eligible.


  • Teach for America is a nonprofit that recruits recent college graduates to teach for a few years in low-income area schools. They also have a program dedicated to getting veterans to join up. 


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