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Troops to Teachers Program at Holy Family University
Troops to Teachers financially assists eligible military personnel in making a successful transition to a new career as a public school teacher in targeted schools. To be eligible you must be a veteran enrolled in our teacher education program, a veteran who has retired or has completed 10 years of selected reserve service or has completed 6 years of active duty and will serve an additional three years in selected reserves. Holy Family University offers a teacher education program where eligible veterans may use the Troops to Teachers program to assist them in securing teachers certification in Pennsylvania.
Financial assistance may be provided to eligible individuals as stipends up to $5,000 to help pay for teacher certification costs, or as bonuses of $10,000 to teach in schools serving a high percentage of students from low-income families. Participants who accept the Stipend or Bonus funds must agree to teach for three years in targeted schools in accordance with authorizing legislation. Veterans may also be eligible for GI Bill benefits to assist with the cost of the teacher certification program. They should contact the VA at www.gibill.va.gov.
For information regarding benefits, contact Jeff Culp, Pennsylvania Department of Education Troops to Teachers Coordinator, at 866-242-3295, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available at www.proudtoserveagain.com
Holy Family University offers an approved Teacher Intern Certificate for applicants accepted into this graduate program who already possess a bachelor’s degree in their area of certification and who can pass the required Praxis tests. The Intern Teacher is considered a professional teacher and can be hired typically with full salary and benefits. If additional coursework is needed the applicant has three years to complete the program while they are teaching.
Applications and questions about the program and admission to Holy Family University are available at email@example.com. You may also contact the graduate office by phone at 267-341-3327.