Troops to Teachers Program

Troops to Teachers proud to serve again logoThe Kansas Department of Education and Kansas State University have partnered to provide services for the Department of Defense Troops to Teachers program which provides eligible military members and veterans with counseling, employment facilitation, and financial support services to help the transition from military service to employment as K-12 teachers.

Benefits of the program include:

  • $5,000–$10,000 Bonus and/or stipend for eligible participants

  • Eligible for an additional $11,500 in funding for eligible participants (Kansas program)

  • 12-months to teaching for college graduates

  • 24-months to teaching for undergraduates with prerequisites

  • 100% online

  • Mentoring by military veteran from admission to employment

  • Teaching certification testing and job placement assistance

Degree Programs Available for Participants

  • Elementary Education Bachelor's Degree
    Service members and veterans without a bachelor’s degree may be eligible for this online program. Individuals with an associate degree can complete the program in as little as two years.

  • Master of Arts in Teaching
    Service members and veterans with a bachelor’s degree may be eligible for this 12-month online program, designed for those entering teaching from another field.