Begin Your Next Life-Changing Mission
Begin Your Next Life-Changing Mission
Join the Connecticut Troops to Teachers program to translate your skills as a veteran to a career in education.

What is Connecticut Troops to Teachers?

Former Connecticut Teacher of the Year talks about state's Troops to Teachers launch

At no cost, you will have access to:

  • Career counseling for veterans by veterans.

  • Program coordinators and faculty advisors at each of the Connecticut State Universities.

  • Committed veteran mentors from point of enrollment in an educator preparation program through successful employment as a teacher.

  • Individualized, professional support in navigating the state’s teacher certification and licensing requirements.

  • A support network of aspiring and experienced veteran educators.

  • Connections to hiring officials in Connecticut partner districts.

  • Financial assistance and incentives ($10,000 maximum):

    • Up to $5,000 stipend to assist with education leading to a teacher certification.

    • Up to $10,000 bonus to teach in an eligible or high need school for three years.

  • What resources will Troops to Teachers provide me with?
  • Why do Connecticut's students need veterans as teachers?
  • How will my skills as a veteran translate to the classroom?
  • What financial aid programs exist for veterans/military families?

These Veterans Chose to Teach

Find out how military veterans extend their service in Connecticut classrooms.

  • Sal Escobales

    Military veteran Sal Escobales considers teaching to be one of the most meaningful experiences of his life.

    His Story
  • Renita Casey

    Renita Casey served in the National Guard for 21 years. This is the story of how her military service gave her the skills and confidence to become a great educator. 

    Her Story

Where can I learn more?

Our mission is to help you discover if a career in teaching is right for you.

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