Troops to Teachers

Offered at the Ft. Leonard Wood/St. Robert Annex Campus Only

Drury University provides the Troops to Teachers program at the Fort Leonard Wood/St. Robert Annex campus. This program for qualified military personnel and retirees operates under the national Troops to Teachers program managed by Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Troops to Teachers is a Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed. At Drury University, the Troops to Teachers program prepares military veterans for careers in education. Drury University offers certification in the areas of Elementary Education and Middle School (grades 5-9) mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts.

Students in the Troops to Teachers program at Drury University pursuing teacher certification are not required to earn a degree; they only earn certification in their chosen teaching field.

Students in the Troops to Teachers program may apply for admission to the Elementary or Middle School Curriculum and Instruction Master’s in Education program at Drury University to enroll in graduate level courses required for teacher certification. Students may choose to fully complete the graduate degree or choose the undergraduate course options and not pursue a graduate degree.

Program Information:

Contact Information:

Edward Williamson, Ph.D.
Drury University
194 Eastlawn, Suite C
St. Robert, MO 65584
(573) 451-2400
ewilliam@drury.edu