Presentation on theme: "South East Region Troops to Teachers Bill Kirkland Georgia State University College of Education."— Presentation transcript:
South East Region Troops to Teachers Bill Kirkland Georgia State University College of Education
AGENDA Program Overview TTT Recent Changes
Financial Assistance A stipend of not more then $5,000 for teacher certification. A one time bonus of up to $10,000 is authorized for participants who teach in a high needs school. Maximum amount an individual receives cannot exceed $10,000.
TTT Financial Assistance Eligability All veterans are eligible for TTT counseling. Veterans eligible for financial assistance must meet specific criteria.
Time In Service Requirement 4 Years Active Duty Or 6 Years as a Drilling Reservist Or Separated due to Medical Disability
Education Requirements Classroom Teacher Legislation stipulates applicants for subject areas must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution. Vocational/Technical Teacher Applicants must have the equivalent of one year of college (24 credit hours) with six years of military experience to qualify to apply for entry to Troops to Teachers.
TTT Obligations Participants that accept financial aid commit to teach at least three years in a public school. If they accept the bonus of $10,000 they must teach in a high needs public school for three years. Certain drilling reservist categories require a 3 year enlistment or extension.
SE Region States Georgia South Carolina Tennessee Alabama South East Region
South Carolina TTT POCs Anthony Bush – Bill Kirkland - Website –
North Carolina TTT POCs Mr. Doug Taggart - Mr. Henry Moore - Web Site - Phone
Transition to teaching Seminars
TTT Stipend Individuals must have exhausted Post 9/11 VA Benefits to be eligible for TTT Stipend.
Post 9/11 Benefits “Certificate of Eligibility" 1. Call Select the first option - PRESS ONE (1) 3. PRESS ZERO (0) to talk with an educational specialist. 4. Speak with an Education Specialist 5. Request an "Awards Letter/Certificate.
Three Year Teaching Commitment Stipend Eligible Schools a.30% Free or Reduced Cost Student Lunches b.13% Special Education Students
Bonus Eligible Schools High Needs / Bonus Eligible Schools Elementary and Middle Schools - 50% Free or Reduced Student Lunches. High School – 40% Free or Reduced Student Lunches or Feeder Schools with 50% or Greater Free or Reduced Student Lunches
Troops to Teachers Registration Must Register Before Being Hired
How We can Work Together 1. Teacher Certification Programs 2. Degree Completion 3.Numbers: a. North Carolina 2900 / 1300 b. South Carolina 1800 / 1000