Georgia is receiving $1.3 million to help veterans begin careers in teaching.
The Georgia Department of Education received a $1,324,170 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to administer the Troops to Teachers program in partnership with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
The program helps transitioning service members meet requirements to become teachers, and helps participants find employment as a teacher when eligible.
“Our military veterans have already demonstrated extraordinary courage, skill, and leadership,” state School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “They are well-suited to the education profession, and I’m so pleased that this partnership will assist our veterans who want to continue their service in the classroom.”
“Our military veterans have given so much to our country,” Kelly Henson, executive secretary of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission,” said. “We are delighted to be able to provide some opportunities for them. And, the partnership between GaPSC, DOD and GaDOE will be a great platform to deliver these opportunities.”