Administrators STRENGTHEN TEACHER QUALITY
Teacher and Principal Resources
Grant Opportunities

Other Categories of Teacher Initiatives
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Teacher Recruitment Troops to Teachers

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Memo of Under-standing DANTES
Program description
This program is administered by DANTES with ED oversight. Requires the Secretary of Education to transfer funds for this program (except for a new "Innovative Preretirement Teacher Certification" component) to the Secretary of Defense to: (1) assist eligible members of the Armed Forces to obtain certification or licensing as elementary, secondary, or vocational/technical teachers and to become highly qualified; and (2) facilitate the employment of these individuals by LEAs or public charter schools that receive Title I, Part A grants or are experiencing a shortage of highly qualified teachers.

Authorizes the Secretary to award program funds to SEAs, institutions of higher education, or consortia of those entities to develop, implement, and demonstrate Innovative Preretirement Certification programs for members of the Armed Forces. Entities receiving funds would be expected to continue the programs after Federal funding ends. Up to $10 million of Troops-to-Teachers funds could be used for this purpose annually.

Requires the Secretary to provide to the Secretary of Defense information regarding participation in the program and applications for use in "preseparation counseling" for individuals leaving the military, and allows the Secretary of Education to provide placement assistance and referral services to those individuals.
Category Title of Program Type of Grant Grantee
Alternative Routes to Certification Troops to Teachers

(Title II - Preparing, Training, & Recruiting High Quality Teachers & Principals in the NCLB Act of 2001.)
Memo of Understanding DANTES
Program description
This program is administered by DANTES with ED oversight. Requires the Secretary of Education to transfer funds for this program (except for a new "Innovative Preretirement Teacher Certification" component) to the Secretary of Defense to: (1) assist eligible members of the Armed Forces to obtain certification or licensing as elementary, secondary, or vocational/technical teachers and to become highly qualified; and (2) facilitate the employment of these individuals by LEAs or public charter schools that receive Title I, Part A grants or are experiencing a shortage of highly qualified teachers.

Authorizes the Secretary to award program funds to SEAs, institutions of higher education, or consortia of those entities to develop, implement, and demonstrate Innovative Preretirement Certification programs for members of the Armed Forces. Entities receiving funds would be expected to continue the programs after Federal funding ends. Up to $10 million of Troops-to-Teachers funds could be used for this purpose annually.

Requires the Secretary to provide to the Secretary of Defense information regarding participation in the program and applications for use in "preseparation counseling" for individuals leaving the military, and allows the Secretary of Education to provide placement assistance and referral services to those individuals.

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