Florida Troops to Teachers

Florida’s Teacher Shortage Needs Military and Veterans Like You!

Troops to Teachers is perfectly set up to guide you to your dream of becoming a teacher. Take advantage of our amazing transition assistance services.

Teacher Transition Assistance

Why Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a career transition assistance service for current and former military personnel who want to transition into the teaching profession. Many former military personnel have made this transition and have found it to be a very rewarding career. Teaching provides an opportunity to be a role model to students, inspire tomorrow’s leaders, and have a positive influence on them for the rest of their lives.

Florida Troops to Teachers will help you with the overwhelming process of transitioning careers by helping you navigate the Florida teacher certification system and assist you in finding a full-time position.

By submitting your interest, you’ll be provided a career transition plan tailored to you based on your current situation. The plan outlines a step by step process to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Get Your Career Transition Plan

Certification Application Fee Waived

Initial Certification Application
Fee Waived

Florida offers a military fee waiver for current military personnel, veterans with honorable discharge and their spouse.

Florida Professional Certificate

Florida Professional
Certificate

Florida has certification programs designed for the career changer by which you can qualify for a Florida Professional Certificate from anywhere in the U.S. and possibly outside the country in about eight months.  You can complete these programs while working, even on active duty.

Certificate

Florida Temporary Certificate

You can also obtain a Florida Temporary Certificate much quicker which will let you obtain a teaching position in Florida and complete the requirements for the Professional Certificate while teaching.

You may qualify for a temporary certificate if you are either of the following:

    • If you hold a bachelor’s degree
      • You qualify for a three-year Temporary Certificate and can  teach for three years while completing the requirements for a Professional Certificate.
    • If you are a veteran with an honorable discharge, who does not have a bachelor’s degree but has 60 semester hours of college credit with a 2.5 GPA
      • You qualify for a five-year Temporary Certificate and can teach for five years while completing your degree and requirements for a Professional Certificate.

Interested in Teaching in Another State?

DoD was moving to sunset the Troops to Teachers but Congress reauthorized the program with the passage of the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act.

If you are not interested in teaching in Florida, you can complete the form to be made aware of any program updates. If the state you are interested in teaching in has a Troops to Teachers office the program representative will contact you.

Start Teaching with the Help of Florida Troops to Teachers

Many former military personnel have made this transition and found teaching as a very rewarding career. Some have even entered other careers only to reconsider teaching when they found the career they thought they wanted did not provide the satisfaction and enjoyment they anticipated.

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