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Teacher Resident (Pre K-12) (*Effective 7/1/2023)

////Teacher Resident (Pre K-12) (*Effective 7/1/2023)
Teacher Resident (Pre K-12) (*Effective 7/1/2023) 2023-06-16T12:26:42-06:00

All persons who perform services as teacher residents in public schools, in those special state-supported schools within state agencies, must hold a valid teacher resident license issued by the (“PED”).  Teacher residents shall work, be assigned, and serve as teacher residents in a co-teaching model to a Level II or III mentor teacher duly licensed by the PED.  

Teacher Residents cannot be teachers of record. Residents work alongside a strong mentor teacher, as defined in statute and agreed to by local residency partnerships. Residency placements offer predictable schedules, with co-teaching alongside an identified mentor teacher as a central activity. Placements ensure residents engage in classroom work with their mentor teachers throughout the Pre K-12 academic year.

Initial License

  • $40 (non-refundable) fee; and
  • Initial application via NMPED Online Licensure Portaland
  • Educational Preparation Program Verification form (Must be on UniversityLetterhead); and
  • Unofficial transcripts reflecting enrollment in a department approved teacher preparation program; and
  • Register for background/fingerprints for “Teacher Licensure”.
Verification Letter for Residency Licensure

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.

All fees submitted are non-refundable


Page last updated June 16, 2023