Getting Your Degree Archive

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Make the Perfect Transition: Become a Teacher

Teaching

Troops to Teachers (TTT) was established in 1994 as a Department of Defense program. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2000 transferred the responsibility for program oversight and funding to the U.S. Department of Education but continued operation by the Department of Defense. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 provided for the continuation of the TTT Program. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY2013 transferred the res... more

Tips and Advice

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Getting your degree is easier than you may think; however, getting started isn’t always so easy. It takes some planning, goal setting, interviewing with schools and figuring out your own needs. The following articles will help you deal with everything from the most basic questions to the most advanced admissions issues. Ask The Right Questions Graduate School Admission Tests Personal Statement Writing Related Articles Editing Checkli... more

Step 1: Making Career and Education Decisions

Career Decisions Ahead

Step One: Choose Your Career Path Wisely In today's job market the type of degree can make all the difference, especially if you are hoping to land one of the current "Hot Jobs" listed below. New Career Path or Same Career Path? You have two main career choices: you can stick with a civilian version of your military career field or venture out into a new career path. If you elect the former, you may need help translating your military occup... more

Selecting the Right Graduate Degree

When making this decision, consider your current career path, future job markets, timeline, and flexibility. Here are a few questions you need to answer before you select a degree: Do you want to continue on your current career path? Does your current career match the future job market? What has more value to you, quick or detailed? Do you want a specific degree or a degree that leaves your options open? Most degre... more

Ask The Right Questions

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There are literally hundreds of great schools that offer military servicemembers and veterans the opportunity to get their degree with little to no out-of-pocket expenses. The challenge is finding the right school. Start by speaking to a college admissions advisor, and when you do, ask smart questions. This will help you to quickly determine if the school will fit your needs. Your questions should fall into four main categories: Tuition and F... more

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Earning your degree takes a good deal of time, money, goal setting and most importantly proper planning. This section of the Military Education Center will help you identify the career path, degree program, and school that best fits your goals.

 
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