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Troop to Teachers

UC has established a program whose aim is to help those who have valiantly served our country transition into a full time teaching career. Pending availability of funds, financial assistance may be provided to eligible individuals as stipends up to $5K to help pay for teacher certification costs or as bonuses of $10K to teach in schools serving a high percentage of students from low-income families. Through the Troops to Teacher Program, individuals may apply to the University of the Cumberlands' Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program, which is designed for qualified individuals who have graduated from an accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale but who do not have initial certification or teaching licensure.

"I believe that UC is making great strides toward becoming one of the best online programs."

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– Benjamin Clayton
MACS Program

"The learning environment and the facilities at UC PA are the best around and it makes learning so much ..."

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– Kevin Caddell
PA Program Student

"UC does an excellent job of bringing students from the virtual world together in a cohesive class unit."

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– Jennifer Kincaid
Assistant Principal
MAED Program Student

"The MBA program fit my busy lifestyle. I was able to attend MBA classes and do the assigned work all ..."

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– Pam Jones
Controller
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"UC provided me with the tools and professional network of individuals to lead our school district in South Carolina."

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– David O’Shields
Superintendent
Laurens County School District

"The Rank 1 program at UC provides a broad array of avenues for enhancing our roles as educators."

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– Elizabeth Stack
Teacher

"The [MBA] program allowed me to make great contacts and network with other professionals."

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– Amanda Farris
Accountant
Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries

"The MBA program has given me an opportunity to further my education while working a full-time job."

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– Desrick Jones
Assistant Manager
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

"UC has multiple attributes that I find attractive. Its affordability, high moral standards and sense of ..."

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– April Templeton
MBA graduate

"I enjoyed the convenience and flexibility of the schedule especially with four children. The small ..."

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– Mark Steely
Coordinator of Radiology and Radiation Safety Officer
Baptist Regional Medical Center

"The online program at UC has allowed me to further my education while maintaining my personal commitments."

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– Carl Roberts
Teacher
MAT Program

"Enrolling in the University of the Cumberlands’ MBA program was a rewarding and valuable investment ..."

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– Brooklyn Hooker
Accountant
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

"I enjoyed the quality of the materials and the instructors. The knowledge I gained will help me in my business."

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– Eric Greer
Founder & President
CIS

"I was attracted to UC because of its location in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains ..."

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– Suzanne Benninger
PA Program Student

"The MAED program was a very comprehensive and robust experience that definitely added value to ..."

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– Nathan Smith
Elementary School Teacher

"Being part of the new era of technology allows UC to be a great learning institution as well as versatile."

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– Lesley Tipton
PA Program Student

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