Veterans' Education & Training
First- and second-year, non-certified teachers (teaching with a Temporary Authorization Certificate) may be eligible for On-the-Job Training (OJT) benefits. These benefits are provided by the VA directly to the individual and do not involve a school district's accounting system. The benefits are in addition to the salary paid to the first- and second-year teacher. Inquiries regarding entitlement to VA OJT benefits may be directed to the VA Regional Office by calling toll-free, (888) 442-4551.
Veterans not eligible for Troops To Teachers (TTT) financial assistance may qualify for VA OJT benefits. Some veterans not eligible for VA benefits may qualify for Troops To Teachers stipends or bonus funds, while others may draw benefits from the VA and TTT concurrently.
Inquiries regarding teacher OJT approval in Missouri should call (877) 530-2765. Inquiries regarding teacher OJT approval in Iowa should call (515) 281-3317.