Troops to Teachers is a program of the U.S. Department of Education and DANTES that assists active or retired U.S. military personnel in beginning new careers as teachers. The organization helps Minnesota teaching candidates earn licenses in areas where their knowledge and experience are most needed. Troops to Teachers assists participants by offering guidance and support in navigating the certification system. If eligible, participants may receive financial assistance toward teacher certification costs or bonuses for teaching at schools with a high percentage of low-income students. Minnesota also offers special consideration for spouses of active duty military members by providing expedited and temporary teacher licenses to those who qualify.
Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board