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Attendance Coach (Pre K-12)

Attendance Coach (Pre K-12) 2021-06-07T15:28:39-06:00

Attendance coach is an individual, not including truancy officers who are employed by law enforcement agencies, licensed by the department whose primary role is to support students in grades Pre-K through 12 to improve their school attendance during their academic career through prevention, non-punitive tiered interventions, parent notification, and community partnerships.


Initial License – Level One Requirements

  • $35 fee (non-refundable); and
  • Initial application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  • Official sealed transcripts with an associate’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university that includes at least 15 semester hours in non-remedial degree coursework; or
    • Have completed 48 semester hours of academic credit awarded by a nationally or regionally accredited college or university that includes at least 15 semester hours in non-remedial coursework; and
  • Possess at least three years of prior professional experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • corrections;
    • counseling;
    • criminal justice;
    • education;
    • guidance counseling;
    • juvenile justice;
    •  law enforcement;
    • psychology;
    • public administration;
    • social work;
    • sociology; or
    • other closely related fields, as determined by the department.; and
  • Register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Please Note: Individuals holding a teaching license or other instructional support license shall be able to take a position as an attendance coach without seeking level 1 license.

Initial License – Level Two Requirements

  • $35 fee (non-refundable); and
  • Initial application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  • Official sealed transcripts with a bachelor’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university that includes at least 30 semester hours in non-remedial degree coursework; and
  • Possess at least three years of prior professional experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • corrections;
    • counseling;
    • criminal justice;
    • education;
    • guidance counseling;
    • juvenile justice;
    •  law enforcement;
    • psychology;
    • public administration;
    • social work;
    • sociology; or
    • other closely related fields, as determined by the department.; and
  • Register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Please Note: Individuals holding a teaching license or other instructional support license shall be able to take a position as an attendance coach without seeking level 2 license.

Attendance Coach NMAC

Renewal License

  • $35 fee (non-refundable) will be valid for a one year grace period for level 2 (from time of expiration). If the expiration date exceeds the grace period a $35.00 would apply; and
  • Renewal Application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
  • Superintendent’s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead); or
  • A notarized letter attesting that you have not been employed and used your New Mexico license(s) during the life of the license(s).
    • Note: The earliest you can renew same level license is January of expiring year.
    • The Attendance Coach can only advance up to Level 2 (Level 3 does not exist).
    • If educator does not have additional valid licenses on file, then must register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.

Support Provider Superintendent Recommendation Form

Attendance Coach NMAC

Delay of application:

  • Your application is lacking supporting documents listed in the above check list;
  • If your license(s) has expired (and you do not have additional valid licenses on file), and your background was completed 24 months or more, you will need to complete a new background for Teacher Licensure. School Employment backgrounds will not be accepted.

NM PED Correspondence with Educators:

  • Consultants correspond by email. Please check your spam/junk folder.


NM PED Licensure Transcripts Information

  •  Official Transcripts: Transcripts must be sealed and addressed to 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM  87501 OR eScrips can be sent by the university(s) to the attention of NMPED at the following email address licensureunit@state.nm.us.
  • Official Foreign Transcripts Evaluations: Transcripts must be sealed and addressed to 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM  87501 (we only accept mailed foreign transcripts evaluation).
    • All foreign transcripts need to have a course-by-course evaluation completed. Click Here for a list of evaluators who are members of the Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services (NCAES). The Public Education Department does not require nor recommend NACES listed service members be used. There is no “official” organization or regulatory body for foreign credential interpretation or evaluation methodology in the US. It is based on commonly-developed and agreed standards of good practice.

All fees submitted are non-refundable

 

Page last updated June 7, 2021