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Teacher License Advancement

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Teacher License Advancement 2018-09-20T14:51:40+00:00

NMPED has developed a licensure advancement system for teachers in the 3-Tiered Licensure System. Teachers may complete the Professional Development Dossier (PDD) or NMTEACH Summative Evaluation application in order to advance from Level I to Level II and to advance from Level II to Level III. A 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 either a dossier or advancing via summative evaluation. Please meet with your NM school district as the 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 NMTeach Summative Report

A Teacher may advance from Level One to Level Two if he/she has met the following requirement:

  • Obtained the approval from their school district (each school district utilizing NMTEACH will disseminate the applications and recommendation form);
  • Has taught a minimum of 3 years on their Level 1 license (this includes years taught on a Level 1A alternative license) ;
  • Earned a rating of Effective, Highly Effective or Exemplary on their 2017-2018 Summative Report ;
  • Is a Step 2 on their 2017-2018 summative report with a minimum of 35 points out of 70 earned in the student achievement section.
    • Submit a fee of $95.00 in the form of a cashier’s check or money order;
    • 2018-2019 Advancing Application;
    • Advancing recommendation form;
    • Submit a copy of 2017-2018 summative report (with a minimum of 35 points out of 70 earned and minimum rating of effective)

A Teacher may advance from Level Two to Level Three if he/she has met the following requirement:

  • Obtained the approval from their school district (each school district utilizing NMTEACH will disseminate the applications and recommendation form) ;
  • Has taught a minimum of 3 years on their Level 2 license;
  • Has earned a Master’s Degree;
  • Earned a rating of Effective, Highly Effective or Exemplary on their 2017-2018 Summative Report;
  • Is a Step 2 on their 2017-2018 summative report with a minimum of 35 points out of 70 earned in the student achievement section (teachers using the National Board Certification are exempt from this requirement).
    • Submit a fee of $95.00 in the form of a cashier’s check or money order;
    • 2018-2019 Advancing Application;
    • Advancing recommendation form;
    • Submit a copy of 2017-2018 summative report (with a minimum of 35 points out of 70 earned and minimum rating of effective);
    • Provide official transcripts reflecting Master’s degree completion. You may send sealed official transcripts by mail to NMPED Licensure: 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM  87501; or E-scripts maybe sent by the university(s) to licensureunit@state.nm.us to the attention of NMPED.

*Please note: School districts and Charter Schools has the discretion to recommend or not recommend teachers for advancement.


Advancing via Dossier

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

Note: The PDD submission period begins July 15 at 12:01am and will remain open until 5:00pm, March 31 the following year.


Advancing Via National Board

A Teacher may advance from Level Two to Level Three if he/she has met the following requirement:

  • Obtained the approval from their school district;
  • Has taught a minimum of 3 years on their Level 2 license;
  • Has earned a National Board Certification in their current focus area of teaching.
    • Submit a fee of $95.00 in the form of a cashier’s check or money order;
    • Renewal Application;
    • 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)
Page last updated September 20, 2018