Military and Veterans
Military Veterans Make Excellent Teachers
If you are currently on active duty in the military and plan to transition out of the service, or you’re a veteran seeking to transition to a new career, you should consider teaching as your new profession. Veterans have a reputation for being excellent teachers and outstanding role models for students. When school administrators recruit new teachers, they look for the leadership skills, experience, dedication, commitment, and maturity that veterans develop during their military careers.
The University of North Carolina has fifteen campuses across the state that offer teacher education degree programs that can help veterans earn their North Carolina teaching license. For more information on programs available, follow the link below to access the campuses teacher education websites.
North Carolina Military Tuition Benefit
Members of the armed services, the North Carolina National Guard or military dependents, who live in North Carolina, but do not qualify as a North Carolina resident-for-tuition-purposes, may still be eligible to pay a reduced tuition rate if they meet the eligibility requirements for the Military Tuition Benefit. For more information about the North Carolina Military Tuition Benefit, follow the link below.
There are several programs that offer tuition assistance for qualifying military personnel, veterans and dependents. To learn more, visit the links below.
Troops to Teachers
Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as a teacher in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed. Qualifying participants may receive up to $10,000 in incentives.
The GI Bill is designed to help Veterans successfully transition from military to civilian life through educational attainment. The Post-9/11 GI Bill gives Veterans with active-duty service on or after September 11, 2001 enhanced educational benefits that cover more educational expenses and provide a living allowance, money for books, and the ability to transfer unused educational benefits to spouses or children.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)