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.
- $40 (non-refundable) fee; and
- Initial application via NMPED Online Licensure Portal; and
- 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”.
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