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Attendance Coach (PreK-12)

Attendance Coach (PreK-12) 2019-03-28T11:36:32-06:00

The Attendance Success Initiative (ASI) is a grant program led by the PED. The purpose of the ASI is to establish a cohort of Attendance Success Coaches in elementary, middle, and high schools across the state whose role is to work with students, families, communities, schools, and districts to eliminate chronic absenteeism. Comprehensive community and school-based strategies and supports are critical to overcoming the barriers to school attendance faced by students of all ages and in all communities. The ASI aligns with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by focusing on the implementation of chronic absenteeism interventions before turning to punitive measures. Holders of the attendance coach license, pre-k through 12 may not use this license to provide instruction in any other subject matter, unless they hold a valid department license authorizing them to provide such instructional services.

Initial License

  • $35 fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
  • Initial support provider application; and

Level 1 License

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalency; or
  • Hold 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
  • 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
  • Completed department-approved attendance coach professional development Please click here for training ;
    • Complete the training video. Please submit a copy of certification quiz. Once quiz is completed you will be directed to a webpage displaying your final score. Please print or take a screen shot of this page to attach to your application; and
  • Provide at least two years of prior professional experience in one or more of the following areas (must be on employer letterhead):
    • (a) Corrections;
    • (b) Counseling;
    • (c) Criminal justice;
    • (d) Education;
    • (e) Guidance counseling;
    • (f) Juvenile justice;
    • (g) Law enforcement;
    • (h) Psychology;
    • (i) Public administration;
    • (j) Social work;
    • (k) Sociology; or
    • (l) Other closely related fields, as determined by the department.
  • 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.

Level 2 License

  • hold 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
  • Completed department-approved attendance coach professional development Please click here for training ;
    • Complete the training video. Please submit a copy of certification quiz. Once quiz is completed you will be directed to a webpage displaying your final score. Please print or take a screen shot of this page to attach to your application; and
  • Provide at least two years of prior professional experience in one or more of the following areas (must be on employer letterhead):
    • (a) Corrections;
    • (b) Counseling;
    • (c) Criminal justice;
    • (d) Education;
    • (e) Guidance counseling;
    • (f) Juvenile justice;
    • (g) Law enforcement;
    • (h) Psychology;
    • (i) Public administration;
    • (j) Social work;
    • (k) Sociology; or
    • (l) Other closely related fields, as determined by the department.
  • 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.

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Support Provider Application

Attendance Coach NMAC

Renewal License

  • $35 application fee, cashier’s check or money order; and
  • Application for NM Continuing Licensure; and
  • Superintendent’s Recommendation for Continuing Licensure (Must be on School District Letterhead).

Renewal Application

Superintendent Recommendation Form

Attendance Coach NMAC

Your application will be returned if:

  • The application is not completely filled out, lacking a signature/date; or
  • The money order is not completely filled out or signed. The Professional Licensure Bureau does not accept other forms of payment.

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.

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 E-scripts 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 March 28, 2019