APL I-II LICENSURE ADVANCEMENT FOR LEVEL I TEACHERS
In fall 2022, the requirements for teacher license advancement from a Level I to Level II license began to transition from the use of dossiers to the Advancement Program for Level I-Level II (APLI-II). APLI-II is made up of a series of five micro-credentials (Classroom Environment, Multi-Layered Systems of Support, Assessment Literacy, Culturally Linguistically Responsive Instruction, and Family Engagement). Each micro-credential costs $60.00, (the entire program costs $300.00).
A micro-credential is a competency-based process that is made up of several small “stacked” courses, each focused on a discrete skill or area aligned with the four domains in Elevate NM, the educator evaluation system. The micro-credential is earned when the stacked courses have been successfully completed, and the educator has demonstrated mastery of the skill or area with a score of 85% or higher. The successful completion of each micro-credential will make an educator eligible to progress to the next micro-credential.
Upon completing all five micro-credential (mastery 85% or higher) an educator will be eligible to apply for a Level II license upon completing three full school years of teaching experience (minimum of 160 days per year) with successful annual evaluations.
|Cohorts||Classroom Environment||Multi-Layered Systems of Support||Assessment Literacy||Culturally Linguistically Responsive Instruction||Family Engagement||Approximate Completion Window|
|Cohort 1||November 2022||January 2023||April 2023||July 2023||October 2023||Dec. 2023 – Jan. 2024|
|Cohort 2||January 2023||April 2023||July 2023||October 2023||January 2024||March – April 2024|
|Cohort 3||April 2023||July 2023||October 2023||January 2024||April 2024||June – July 2024|
|Cohort 4||July 2023||October 2023||January 2024||April 2024||July 2024||Sept. – Oct. 2024|
|Cohort 5||October 2023||January 2024||April 2024||July 2024||October 2024||Dec. 2024 – Jan. 2025|
|Cohort 6||January 2024||April 2024||July 2024||October 2024||January 2025||March – April 2025|
|Cohort 7||April 2025||July 2025||October 2025||January 2026||April 2026||June – July 2026|
Process for enrollment for eligible Level I educators:
- Please read the following documents carefully
2. Fill out the intent to enroll form by using this LINK.
3. Once you fill out the form, you will get the option of getting a copy of your responses.
4. Licensure Advancement Coordinator will review license expiration date to verify your eligibility. Please make sure you enter your correct teacher license number.
Upon completing all five micro-credential courses (mastery 85% or higher) an educator will be eligible to apply for a Level II license upon completing three full school years of teaching experience (minimum of 160 days per year) with successful annual evaluations.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM FOR LEVEL I-LEVEL II (APLI-II):
Year 1 & 2 Educators (All Level I Educators including CTE and Alternative License)
Year 1 and 2 educators (teaching less than 2 years) are encouraged to begin APLI-II as soon as they are able because the program was designed to take 1.25 years (5 quarters) to complete. Once this advancement program and three years of teaching have successfully been completed, educators are eligible to receive a Level II license.
Year 3 & 4 Educators
The Year 3 and 4 educators (teaching less than 4 years) may choose to participate in APLI-II or can choose to complete a dossier. In choosing to participate in APLI-II, based on the educator’s district deadlines for submitting a Level II license, there could be a difference in when a pay increase could go into effect because the program was designed to take 1.25 years (5 quarters) to complete. A dossier takes one year to complete.
Year 5 Educators in 2023
Year 5 educators whose license expires in June of 2023 must advance via the Professional Development Dossier (PDD) by the end of your fifth year of teaching.
For more information on Micro-Credential licensure advancement for Level I educators please contact:
Elsy Diaz, Ph.D. | Licensure Advancement Coordinator | C: (505) 487-3825| firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule a Meeting by using this link: Dr. Elsy Diaz