As part of the Defense Wide Review, the Department of Defense (DoD) has realigned the Troops to Teachers (TTT) resources to higher priority programs more closely aligned to the National Defense Strategy. 

As a result, the Defense Department has cancelled the TTT Program, effective October 1, 2020. The program is scheduled to sunset by the end of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Click here to review the FAQs for more information.

-- Over the coming months, the TTT Program will work closely with participants, hiring authorities and other organizations affected by the program sunset to communicate and coordinate final program details necessary until October 2021.  

-- State offices will continue to assist TTT participants who registered and applied to the program until sunset.  

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
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Why Hire Veterans?

  • Increase employment retention rates
  • Provide diversity among teaching staff
  • Adaptable and a natural fit for the classroom
  • Relieve critical need shortages
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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

US Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs


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