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Teacher License Advancement (Dossiers & APLI-II)

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Teacher License Advancement (Dossiers & APLI-II) 2022-09-27T16:00:18-06:00

NMPED has developed a licensure advancement system for teachers in the 3-Tiered Licensure System. Teachers may complete the Professional Development Dossier (PDD) application in order to advance from Level 1 to Level 2 and to advance from Level 2 to Level 3. A Level 1 and Level 2 teacher can also advance via National Board Certification. A teacher may start the process of advancing after the third year of experience by completing a dossier. Please meet with your NM school district as they will give the initial approval and recommendation to advance your license. Each School District and Charter School has the discretion to recommend or not recommend teachers for advancement and renewal.


Advancing via Dossier

A Teacher may advance from Level One to Level Two or Level Two to Level Three by meeting the following:

  • Obtain approval from their school district/charter;
  • Has taught a minimum of 3 years on their Level 1 or Level 2 license, including successful annual evaluations
  • Has earned a Master’s Degree (Level 3)
  • Must register (and obtain guided instruction) to complete Dossier here: Licensure Portal

Note: The PDD submission period begins July 15, 2022, at 12:01 am and will remain open until 11:59 pm, March 31, 2023, the following year.


Advancing Via National Board

A Teacher may advance from Level One to Level Two or Level Two to Level Three by meeting the following:

  • Obtain approval from their school district/charter;
  • Has taught a minimum of 3 years on their Level 1 or Level 2 license, including successful annual evaluations;
  • Has earned a National Board Certification in their current focus area of teaching.
  • Pay a fee of $120.00;
  • Renewal Application via the NMPED Online Licensure Portal;
  • Continuing teacher recommendation form (Also known as the renewal teacher recommendation form);
  • Submit a copy of National Board Certification (include both National Board Award letter and certificate)

Advancing via Micro-Credentials

A Teacher may advance from Level One to Level Two by the following:

  • Educator Growth and Development announces the first of five micro-credential opportunities for Level I Educators seeking advancement for Level II licensure.
  • The first micro-credential available in Fall 2022 is Classroom Environment.
  • Details are in this memo. Advancement Program for Level I-Level II (APLI-II)
  • Questions? Contact – Dr. Elsy Diaz

 


Page last updated September 27, 2022