Troops to Teachers: Future Implications for Teacher Educators

Oct. 21, 2008

Source: The Teacher Educator, Volume 43, Issue 4, pages 315 – 321. October 2008.

Teacher educators will soon be confronted with the prospect of a relatively large number of former members of the United States Armed Forces seeking to make a transition to the profession of education. With support from the federal government in the form of the Troops-to-Teachers program as well as various state supplements, America's colleges and universities will be charged with ensuring that these aspiring teachers will be trained properly. It will soon be imperative that teacher education professionals recognize and effectively deal with the unique challenges related to this coming reality.

Updated: Nov. 10, 2008