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Attendance Coach (Pre K-12)

Attendance Coach (Pre K-12) 2021-08-23T10:32:05-06:00

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.

NMPED Correspondence with Educators:

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


NMPED Licensure Transcripts Information

 

All fees submitted are non-refundable

 

 

Page last updated August 23, 2021