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Teacher License Advancement (Dossiers & APLI-II)

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Teacher License Advancement (Dossiers & APLI-II) 2022-12-01T11:13:31-07:00

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 (NBCT) or Advancement Program for Leve I-Level II (APLI-II).

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 through the PDD or NBCT after the third year of experience by completing a dossier. Please with your NM school district/charter as they will give the initial approval and recommendation to advance your license. Each school district and charter school have the discretion to recommend or not recommend teachers for advancements and renewal.

Another pathway within the licensure advancement system is Advancement Program for Leve I-Level II (APLI-II). Teachers can begin participating in the APLI-II as early as their first year of teaching. Enrollment is open to teachers with 1 to 4 years of teaching experience. completion of all five micro-credentials (mastery of 85% or higher) makes an educator eligible to apply for a level II license upon completing three full school years of teaching experience (minimum of 160 days per year) with successful annual evaluations.


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 three full school years on their Level 1 or Level 2 license, including successful annual evaluations.
  • Has earned a master’s degree (for Level 3).
  • Must register (and obtain guided instruction) to complete the Dossier here:  NMPED Online 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 three full school 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 the National Board Certification (include both the National Board Award letter and certificate).

Advancing via Micro-Credentials

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

  • Initial enrollment in the first of five micro-credentials, Classroom Environment.
  • The successful completion of each micro-credential will make an educator eligible to progress to the next micro-credential.
  • Completion of all five micro-credential courses (mastery of 85% or higher) makes an educator eligible to apply for a level II license upon completing three full school years of teaching experience (minimum of 160 days per year) with successful annual evaluations.
  • Pay an enrollment fee of $60.00 for each micro-credential.
  • Details are in this memo.
  • For more information, visit: Advancement Program for Level I-Level II (APLI-II)
  • Questions? Contact – Dr. Elsy Diaz

 


Page last updated December 1, 2022