Your Military-Connected Community

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Community focused and collaborative are two VCU School of Education values that are directly connected to military connected service members and their families. We are excited you are considering one of our academic programs to support your next career steps. From fully online programs to our wide variety of education and leadership programs, you can leverage your past experiences into a meaningful career. 

Below you will find additional resources along with a few key faculty and staff members who are excited to support your questions and serve as a resource as you begin your VCU School of Education program.

Teaching Pathway Support for Veterans

Troops to Teachers
The goal of the Troops to Teachers Virginia Center is to help military service members who want to become teachers. The TTT office works with all colleges across the state to find the best option to become licensed as a teacher. It can be overwhelming to look at all of the options for becoming a teacher and TTT wants to make the process as simple as possible. All services are offered at no cost to service members. The TTT Virginia Center's sole purpose is to help make the transition into teaching a positive one.

VCU School of Education Pathways to Teaching Career Switcher Program
The Career Switcher Alternative Route to Licensure Program is designed to provide an option for career professionals to enter Virginia’s classrooms. The career switcher program recognizes the life experiences of qualified individuals and provides participants with skills needed to pursue a teaching career in Virginiaiopujknm .

Teaching Specific Financial Support
From the Meadows L. Phillips and Thomas H. Weatherford Veterans Scholarship for veterans, to teaching specific scholarships, grants and funding, there are a number of ways to support your next steps in a teaching profession in Virginia. Check out our financial aid page and email our Strategic Recruitment Team to support your application and questions.

VCU and Virginia Resources

VCU Military Student Services

TTAC and Students with Disabilities Resources

  • TTAC Online is a wonderful resource to connect and engage with fellow families with students with disabilities and best practices and resources to support your students
  • Virginia Family Special Education Connection is another resource to review as you familiarize yourself with the individualized educational program (IEP) process and support the accommodations needed for a smooth transition into your student’s new school

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) - Military Families

  • The VDOE Student Services for Military Families is a central place for military connected families new to Virginia. This can be a helpful start and resource as you learn your next steps to enroll your students into our districts across Virginia.


VCU Library Resources

Our VCU School of Education VCU Libraries research librarian is Dr. Sergio Chaparro. The VCU libraries are incredible advocates and partners in our work in supporting military connected students. Below are some additional resources that may be helpful as you transition into your future program: 


Your VCU Military Support Community

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Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.