Many veterans will be seeking employment as teachers.

Why hire a veteran?

Veterans share the following skills and traits:

  • Leadership
  • Behavioral Management
  • Adaptability
  • Communication Skills
  • Initiative
  • Discipline
  • Integrity
  • Global Perspective
School administrators have found that veterans interact effectively with parents, community members and other teachers and staff. 1

Many veterans are state-certified teachers and ready to be employed today. Additionally, there are more than 2,000 veterans currently enrolled in teacher certification programs, and they will be seeking employment as teachers in the coming years. 5
Veterans who become teachers are...
83% Male
Veterans who become teachers are...
43% Minority
TTT participants that plan to remain in the teaching profession...
Department of Defense
  1.  Owings, W., Kaplan, L., Nunnery, J., Marzano, R., Myran, S., Blackburn, D. "Supervisor Perceptions of the Quality of Troops To Teachers Program, Completers and Program Completer Perception of their Preparation to Teach: A National Survey." August 2005.
  2. Owings, W., Kaplan, L., Khrabrova, I. and Chappell, S. "Troops to Teachers Grant Study 4: Technical Report: March 2014."
  3. Center for American Progress. "Teacher Diversity Revisited." May 2014.
  4. 2012 Department of Defense and Department of Education Report to Congress on the Troops to Teachers Program.
  5. Troops to Teachers Program Office, August 2013.
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