Wayland, MA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin new careers as teachers in K-12 public schools and public charter schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are needed most. PrepForward, a leader in online teacher preparation, will offer these military veterans a 50% discount on all courses to help them prepare for licensing exams and success in the classroom.
“Our program participants can contribute greatly to the success of K-12 education across America,” said Troy Gipps, Coordinator of the Troops to Teachers program in New England. “We are happy that PrepForward is offering a discounted rate on the help some may need to get up to speed on the core academic skills required to pass licensing exams.”
TTT places special emphasis on cultivating teachers of critical core subjects such as math and science, as well as special education, foreign language, and career-technical fields where the need for qualified staff is typically much larger than the available pool of workers. These future educators are in a position to fill key positions in school districts across the United States.
However, the transition from military service to civilian employment can be challenging for many veterans. Many otherwise qualified candidates may need review or remedial assistance in core subjects such as math, reading, writing, and language arts. To help ease that transition and give these teacher candidates the skills and confidence to excel in a new field, PrepForward is offering access to their self-paced, online courses at a 50% discount.
“Troops to Teacher program participants have already done so much to serve our country,” says Mary Stephens, CEO of PrepForward. “If they want to continue doing so in a different capacity, by taking on the critical job of public educator, we want to help them get into the classroom.”
PrepForward offers self-paced, online review courses for math, reading, writing, language arts, and effectively teaching all students in inclusive classrooms. These courses feature targeted lessons, interactive exercises, detailed explanations, rich diagnostic data, and expert instructor support. For more information on PrepForward’s teacher preparation programs, please contact Mary Stephens or visit our website.
PrepForward is a leader in content review for current and future teachers, offering effective, flexible study programs via an online, self-paced platform. PrepForward’s courses are designed to help K-12 instructors stay sharp at every stage of their teaching careers. The self-paced courses help educators gain a deep understanding of the concepts they need to teach with confidence. The team consists of seasoned experts in instructional design, teaching, and curriculum development from MIT, Harvard, and other leading universities. To learn more about PrepForward and its solutions for teachers, go to http://www.prepforward.com.
About Troops to Teachers
Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin new careers as teachers in public K-12 schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are needed most. The program provides counseling, referral and mentorship services, and up to $10,000 in financial assistance to eligible veterans who agree to teach for three years in a high need public schools.