To all who have served: Thank You!
Regardless of how long you or your spouse have served in the military we want to thank you for your service. TEACH-NOW created the Veterans initiative to help you find what’s next.
TEACH-NOW presents an opportunity to leverage your skills to continue serving your country while leading our children to a bright future.
Our online certification program can help you to become a certified teacher in as little as 9 months, while equipping you with the skills to be at the top of your profession.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs grants TEACH-NOW the eligibility to train beneficiaries – Veterans, active duty military, reservists, spouses and their children. Eligibility encompasses all TEACH-NOW programs.
Why Veterans are choosing TEACH-NOW
“TEACH-NOW is a perfect option for those seeking a flexible way to earn their teaching certificate and gain the help needed to have their license approved wherever they want to teach.”
-Kevin Newell, West Point grad, Army Captain, 12-grade teacher and TEACH-NOW completer
With TEACH-NOW, you have the flexibility to choose be part of a cohort comprised entirely from the military community.
This will be your team, sharing a common mission as together you work towards graduation.
Your cohort size will range between 10-15 individuals, and ensures an optimal teaching and learning environment for you and your team. Together with a dedicated instructor you will discuss and collaborate on group activities and real-world assignments.
With personal support and dedication from the TEACH-NOW team throughout the process, you are assured of a teaching certificate that will enable you to work in the state or country you wish to teach. Your certificate is portable, so that wherever you and your family go, your career moves with you.
Choose the program best for you
Each module is divided into units; each unit is one week long. Every week, you will be required to complete 3 to 4 project or clinical activities, which can require anywhere between 15 to 25 hours per week to complete depending on the complexity and collaboration requirement of the weekly activities. The learning outcomes for the program ensure that you will be ready to help students learn by the time you finish the program.
“You can become certified to teach at any grade level and subject.”
The TEACH-NOW platform provides a safe place to practice what you have learned. Instructors provide encouragement and support to candidates, offer candidates questions to consider, provide affirmation to the candidates’ responses, or request candidates to resubmit an activity according to specific feedback. Collaboration among candidates is a second way in which candidates grow and receive encouragement as well as constructive criticism. All clinical experiences include reflections–you will critically reflect on the clinical experience and document your reflections. Instructors monitor candidate experiences in the field and provide feedback in the form of recognizing success, correcting wrong information, or suggesting new strategies.
All resources (books, articles, etc.) are provided online in the program. There is no need to buy textbooks or other resources. Students have 24/7 access to Educator’s Online Library of research databases, journals, conference papers, ebooks, and more. Along with access to the Education Resource Information Center (ERIC), you will have access to the most current literature and research on teaching and learning.
The field experiences and clinical experiences of the TEACH-NOW program are embedded in units across the modules. Early clinical experiences include classroom observations, interviews, practice of teaching skills, and tutoring students in their respective subject areas. These experiences (with reflections) provide the candidate with invaluable practical knowledge of content and instructional methods.
In the early modules of the teacher preparation certificate programs, clinical practice is mostly observations, attending meetings such as the PTA or School Board, as well as virtual interactions. The culminating experience in the TEACH-NOW program is actually teaching, in your own or a mentor’s classroom, in Module 8.
During the 12-week clinical practice, the mentor teacher assesses your performance using the TEACH-NOW rubric based on the InTASC Standards. The objective of this assessment is to ensure that you have reached at least the proficient level on all the performance outcomes of the teacher training program, which cover the requirements of all the InTASC Standards.
The cost of the nine month Teacher Preparation Certificate Program is $6,000.
Which Program is right for you? TEACH-NOW has assisted Veterans from all branches and are available for a free consultation. Veterans aid was designed to thank you for your service and fully covers tuition. Let us help you take the next step in your new career.