Troops to Teachers

SUNY Empire State College prepares teachers in our Master of Arts in Teaching Graduate Program. For more information, contact Matt Quinn at 800-847-3000, EXT. 2779 or email

Troops to Teachers (TTT) assists transitioning military service members to begin a career as public school teachers by providing counseling, referral services, assisting them to meet education and licensing requirements, and securing a teaching position.

Pending availability of funds, eligible individuals may receive a stipend of up to $5K to help pay for certification costs, or a bonus of $10K to teach in schools serving a high percentage of students from low-income families.

Those accepting the stipend or bonus agree to teach for three years in targeted schools in accordance with the authorizing legislation.

TTT Program Process
Determine eligibility for TTT program
Register for TTT program

Troops to Teachers, New York State
Courtney Inniss
St. Francis College
phone: 718 - 489-2020
TTT New York State
TTT National

SUNY Empire participates in the Troops to Teachers program for our Master of Arts in Teaching degree program. For more information, call 800-847-3000, Extension 2779.


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SUNY Empire’s Veteran and Military Education staff is ready to work with you to make earning your degree possible and affordable.