A. Service Requirements: Active or Selected Reserve
component personnel who: 1) retired, 2) separated with six or more
years of creditable service towards retirement on or after October
1, 1990, or 3) separated with a service-determined physical
disability on or after January 8, 2002 and registered within four
years after separation, or 4) current members with six or more
years of creditable service towards retirement. The last period of
service must be honorable. Those selected to participate in the
Program before retirement, separation, or release from active duty
may continue to participate only if the last period of service is
characterized as honorable.
B. Educational Requirements: Must hold a Baccalaureate or
advanced degree from an accredited institution at the time of
registration and in a teacher certification program or licensed as
a teacher for referral in that subject - or - have the equivalent
of one year of college with six years of work experience in a
vocational or technical field or meet state requirements for
vocational/technical teacher referral.
The operating rules for the eligibility requirements in subject
to change. The most current requirements can be found on the
national Troops to Teachers page.
Additionally a helpful eligibility flowchart is available on the
national Troops to Teachers page which walks you through the
decisions involved in determining your eligibility status.