Effective October 1, 2021, the Defense Department (DoD) will sunset the Troops to Teachers (TTT) program. As part of the Defense-Wide Review (DWR), the DoD has realigned TTT program resources to higher priority programs more closely aligned to the National Defense Strategy. 

Review Program Sunset FAQs for more information.

-- In case of reauthorization, complete the Program Interest form to ensure you are notified of any funding changes.  

-- TTT personnel continue to work with participants, hiring authorities and other organizations affected by the program sunset to communicate and coordinate final program details necessary until September 30, 2021. 

-- Some state offices continue to assist TTT participants who registered and applied to the program until September 30, 2021. 

-- All program personnel are teleworking due to the national health crisis. Emails are checked remotely and responded to in the order in which they are received. Thank you for your patience, as we work to respond as quickly as possible.

Why Teach?

  • Make a difference in young people's lives
  • Use your experience to bring subjects to life
  • Help students realize their potential
  • Positively impact your local community
Get Started on the application process.

Why Hire Veterans?

  • Increase employment retention rates
  • Provide diversity among teaching staff
  • Adaptable and a natural fit for the classroom
  • Relieve critical need shortages
Learn More about hiring veterans.
To learn more about state specific information, choose a state that you are interested in teaching.


Teaching on a reservation or with American Indian students can bring rewards not found in any other school environment. If you are a participant seeking to teach American Indian students, visit our Bureau of Indian Affairs page.

DOWNLOAD: click below for more information on Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Employment Benefits:

BIE Employment 2020.pdf

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