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 middle school (grades 5-9) education. Drury University offers certification in the areas of mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts.
Students in the Troops to Teachers program at Drury University do not earn a degree; they only earn certification in their chosen middle school teaching field. Students must have at least 21 hours of credit in their teaching field. Students in the Troops to Teachers program will complete 10 teacher education courses, a practicum in diverse classrooms, and a culminating internship.
Students in the Troops to Teachers program must apply for admission to the Master in Education programs at Drury University to enroll in graduate level course. To be admitted, participants will also need to complete an interview process and submit a DD-214 (if retired or separated from service) or an AARTS transcript (if still serving). Troops to Teachers participants must complete requirements for admission to the teacher education program at Drury University in order to be eligible for provisional certification.
Admission Interview Instructions
Prospective Troops to Teachers students must complete requirements for admission to the Teacher in Education program and apply for admission to the Master in Education programs at Drury University to enroll in graduate level courses. Once that process is complete, students must interview with the Associate Dean of the School of Education and Child Development. The form below must be submitted electronically prior to the interview and students must bring a hard copy to the interview as well.
Programs of Study:
The programs of study provided below detail the Troops to Teachers course and admission requirements.
Edward Williamson, Ph.D.
Troops to Teachers Advisor
194 Eastlawn, Suite C
St. Robert, MO 65584