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Transitioning from Military Service to Education

Military members and veterans can find fulfilling and productive second careers in education for a multitude of reasons. It allows you to continue to impact your community and carry on your tradition of service. Military members display aptitudes and qualities that translate immediately to the school building such as values of service to country, discipline, team building, collaboration, and leadership. Educators help mold the future of our communities and country by guiding the next generation’s intellectual, emotional, and physical growth. Educators receive an abundance of joy from the feeling of building their community, interacting with students and colleagues, being part of a team, and shaping the future. Below please find tools which can help military members decide what the next steps are when considering a second career in the challenging and rewarding field of education.

To ease the transition from service member to teacher, the GaPSC offers a Military Support Provisional certificate. This certificate will allow eligible individuals to teach for up to three years while completing requirements for professional Georgia certification. Employment is required for issuance. Please contact any Georgia employing Local Units of Administration (LUA) for information on their employment practices in regards to this certificate. Issuance requirements for the Military Support Provisional Certificate are as follows:

Initial Issuance:

  • Be a participant of the Troops to Teachers program by submitting an application at https://proudtoserveagain.com
  • Meet minimum degree requirement for certification field sought
  • Complete the GACE Educator Ethics – Program Entry assessment
  • Become employed as a Georgia educator and have the certificate requested by a Georgia Local Unit of Administration (LUA)
  • Submit DD-214 form confirming honorable military service

Year 2 Issuance:

Year 3 Issuance:

Conversion of the Military Support Provisional Certificate:

  • Complete a state-approved educator preparation program to include special Georgia requirements
  • Pass the GACE Educator Ethics – Program Exit assessment
  • Earn a passing score on the GaPSC-approved content pedagogy assessment, edTPA, if applicable.
  • If applicable, complete any outstanding industry testing/licensure requirements for Career and Technical Specializations or the field of
    Healthcare Science

For more information about submitting your application and supporting documentation, please visit the Application Forms and Procedures page.

For more information on the Military Support Certificate, please click here.

For more information, certification counseling, and employment assistance, please email troopstoteachers@gapsc.com.

Interested in the Troops to Teachers program, which may include financial incentives? Please visit www.proudtoserveagain.com.

Additional resources are available on the Prospective Educators page.

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Event Details
7/8/2020
Ft. Benning-Troops to Teaching Base Briefing

Date: Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 Location: Education Center Bldg 9230, Soldier for Life Center, Fort Benning, Georgia 31905 Time: 10am-12pm & 1pm-2pm

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM;1 PM-2PM
Location: Fort Benning Army Base
Website: https://www.gapsc.com/Military/TransitioningMilitaryServicetoEducation.aspx
Address: Education Center
Bldg 9230, Soldier for Life CenterGA, 31905
Contact Information
Name: Bradley Golub
E-mail: troopstoteachers@gapsc.com
Phone: 404-232-2601
7/9/2020
Ft. Gordon-Troops to Teachers Base Briefing

Date: Thursday, July 9th, 2020 Location: Fort Gordon Education Center Time: 10am-12pm

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Fort Gordon Military Base
Website: https://www.gapsc.com/Military/TransitioningMilitaryServicetoEducation.aspx
Address: Fort Gordon Education Center
GA, 30905
Contact Information
Name: Bradley Golub
E-mail: troopstoteachers@gapsc.com
Phone: 4042322601
7/15/2020
Kings Bay-Troops to Teaching Base Briefing

Date: Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 Location: Fleet and Family Support Center [1063 USS Tennessee Avenue, Bldg 1051 Kings Bay, GA 31547] Time: Briefings at 10am & 11am; Counseling session at 12pm-1pm

Time: 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Location: Kings Bay Naval Base
Website: https://www.gapsc.com/Military/TransitioningMilitaryServicetoEducation.aspx
Address: Fleet and Family Support Center
1063 USS Tennessee Avenue, Bldg 1051GA, 31547
Contact Information
Name: Bradley Golub
E-mail: troopstoteachers@gapsc.com
Phone: 404-232-2601
7/16/2020
Ft. Stewart-Troops to Teachers Base Briefing

Date: Thursday, July 16th, 2020 Location: Paul Stewart Education Center Time: 10am-12pm

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Fort Stewart Army Base
Website: https://www.gapsc.com/Military/TransitioningMilitaryServicetoEducation.aspx
Address: Paul Stewart Education Center
GA, 31314
Contact Information
Name: Bradley Golub
E-mail: troopstoteachers@gapsc.com
Phone: 404-232-2601
7/23/2020
Moody AFB-Troops to Teachers Base Briefing

Date: Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 Location: Education Building Time: 10am-12pm

Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Moody Air Force Base
Website: https://www.gapsc.com/Military/TransitioningMilitaryServicetoEducation.aspx
Address: Education Building
Bemiss RoadGA, 31699
Contact Information
Name: Bradley Golub
E-mail: troopstoteachers@gapsc.com
Phone: 404-232-2601



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