Albuquerque Public Schools works closely with universities and colleges to pair student teachers with highly qualified cooperating teachers. Our goal is to create a positive classroom experience that will help foster professional growth and build on the knowledge, skills, and values gained in the classroom.
To be considered for student teaching placement within APS, a negotiated MOU between the APS District Office and the attending university/college must be in place. The District Coordinator for Field Services is the point of contact to initiate development of an MOU with APS.
District Coordinator for Field Services
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
Suite 200 East
Albuquerque 87110 Map
Phone: (505)872-6816 Fax: (505)889-4883 Student.Teaching@aps.edu
The following universities/colleges have established an MOU with APS:
- Central New Mexico Community College
- Eastern New Mexico University
- Grand Canyon University
- Metropolitan State University of Denver
- New Mexico Highlands University
- New Mexico State University
- Ramapo College
- Santa Fe Community College
- University of Kansas
- University of Phoenix
- University of Maryland University College
- University of New Mexico
- University of Southern California
- Wayland Baptist University
- Western Governors University
- Western New Mexico University
Once an MOU is established universities/colleges may coordinate student placement directly with local school administration. Final acceptance of placement is determined by the school administrator.
APS District requirements for Student Teachers:
Be in good academic standing and complete all university/college requirements for student teaching
Be cleared through the(the authorization to student teach form must be presented to school administration prior to starting the student teaching field experience)
Should any problems arise, the cooperating teacher should first contact the designated school administrator who, in turn, should contact the university director or coordinator for assistance as needed.
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