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Troops to Teachers - Proud to Serve Again

Alternative Routes to Licensure - Troops to Teachers Program - Proud to Serve Again

Thank you for your interest in Utah’s TTT Troops to Teachers Program. The purpose of Troops to Teachers is to assist eligible military personnel to transition to new careers as public school teachers. The TTT mission is to provide timely, personalized assistance towards obtaining a state teacher’s license. For eligible applicants, there is a $5,000 stipend to help defray the cost of a licensure program and a bonus up to $10,000 if you teach in a low-income school. Determine eligibility at Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (Dantes).

If you are interested in the Utah TTT program, please contact:

Autumn Kruis
Utah’s TTT State Director
Phone: (800) 438-6851
Fax: (719) 576-3113 | akruis[at]troopstoteachers[dot]net(E-mail)

To apply for USOE’s ARL Program and TTT’s, please complete the following steps:

  1. Contact Autumn Kruis, Utah’s TTT Troops to Teachers State Director.
  2. Complete the application for the TTT Troops to Teachers Program.
  3. Complete the full application process and fee for the Utah State Office of Education Alternative Route to Licensure Program.
  4. Once USOE’s ARL Program receives your full application and fee, ARL will review your eligibility and contact TTT and to confirm your participation in the program. You will then receive a letter from USOE’s ARL program.

TTT participants follow the ARL program regular steps with the exception of the following:
A. Utah’s USOE ARL program allows TTT Troops to Teachers participants to submit applications year round instead of just during the open window period.
B. Utah’s USOE ARL program provides eligible TTT participants to receive an ARL plan and begin taking courses and testing, even before being hired to teach.

All TTT participants in the ARL program will need to obtain employment with a Utah accredited school. Participants in the ARL program complete course work determined by a transcript review, take required content knowledge test(s), teach for a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years in a licensed position, successfully pass evaluations of classroom performance skills by the principal and, upon program completion, are recommended for licensure by the principal and ARL advisor. Participants successfully completing the Alternative Routes to Licensure program will be issued a Level I Utah Professional Educator License.

For more detailed information on eligibility, possible routes, the licensure process, etc., please refer to USOE’s Alternative Routes to Licensure website and contacts.

Online Resources

Mountain West Troops to Teachers

Federal Troops to Teachers