Troops to Teachers

Announced March 1, 2021

  • 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.

  • NC Troops to Teachers as a grant office will continue to support our participants and service members interested in becoming teachers through June 30, 2021

Program Function

The program objective is to assist eligible military personnel and veterans transition to new careers as public school teachers.

The office provides participants with counseling and assistance regarding certification requirements, routes to state certification and employment leads for those eligible for hire as teachers.

For participants that meet certain criteria as defined by the legislation, financial assistance may be provided (constrained on availability of funds) to eligible participants to assist with their transition to the classroom.

Please contact us to initiate counseling and to answer any questions you have about teaching in North Carolina.

The national website,, will be the primary resource of information on the program.