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What is TTE?
The Troops to Educators program (TTE) is Arizona's version of the national Troops to Teachers program (TTT) and is a free service to help active-duty, their spouse, veterans, and reservists navigate the certification process to begin a new career in education for grades K-12. Eligible participants can receive educational counseling, certification recommendation, and employment referral assistance throughout Arizona.
Eligibility requirements: Honorable service with a minimum 4 years active-duty or 6 years reserve service.
TTE is Arizona's response to the DoD's decision to end TTT in October 2020. The passage of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act re-established TTT through 2028 and is currently awaiting funding to become fully operational. Arizona operates under the TTT Grant and no financial incentives are available at this time; however, Arizona does offer a zero to low cost option to become a teacher through the Arizona Teachers Academy. (Requirements and offerings vary by each state college or university.)
TTE Registration is required, see above.
Military trained service members...
Understand structure and sequence, which are a natural fit for the classroom.
Experience with varying cultures and perspectives will help students understand global dynamics.
Have life experiences to build character and help foster students' imaginations.
Possess the skills and leadership qualities to be a strong educator and mentor.
Are professional and model core principles found in every branch of the military.