Laura Bush speaks during the Troops to Teachers rally
at Wright Patterson Air
Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 16, 2002. White House photo by Susan
Transition to Teaching
Efforts through the U.S. Department of Education have awarded nearly $87 million in grants available under the Transition to Teaching program to help school districts, State Educational Agencies, and institutions of higher education to recruit skilled, mid-career professionals, highly qualified paraprofessionals, and recent college graduates to become teachers in high-need schools in high-need school districts and retain them for at least three years.
The Transition to Teaching grant program also encourages the development and expansion of alternative routes to certification. Under state-approved programs, individuals are eligible for teacher certification within a reduced period of time, relying on the experience, expertise, academic background, and other qualifications of the individual, in lieu of traditional course work.
For more information on Transition to Teaching Grants from the Department of Education, please visit http://www.ed.gov/programs/transitionteach/index.html, or contact:
U.S. Department of Education, OII
Teacher Quality Programs
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202