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December 11, 2007

Albany--  America's bravest can go from serving their country to serving in the classroom.

The U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Defense teamed up to offer the Troops to Teachers Program. Servicemen and women can get up to $10,000 from the federal government to begin second careers as teachers.

Members of the Armed Forces can receive that degree at Albany State. It's just one of the ways the school is able to help fill a big teacher shortage in the state.

"Every teacher helps especially as we talk about qualified teachers so we look forward to serving as a conduit for those that may be interested in this program," said Dr. Wilburn Campbell.

Military spouses can also receive up to $600 under the Spouses to Teachers program. If you're interested in the programs, visit www.gapsc.com and click on Troops To Teachers in the left column.  

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