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Licensure Advancement

*Dossier Submission window is open from July 15th and closes May 15th.

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Fill out the Declaration of Intent to Advance to start the process.

Declaration of Intent to Advance

New Mexico PED Dossier Submittal System

Access the NMPED Dossier Submittal Portal

Advancement Requirements

From Level 1 to Level 2

  • 3 Full School Years (480 instructional days) of being the teacher of record at current license level.
  • 3 Successful annual evaluations at current license level
  • Completed 1-year Mentorship 

From Level 2 to Level 3

  • 3 Full School Years (480 instructional days) of being the teacher of record at current license level.
  • 3 Successful annual evaluations at current license level
  • Master's Degree or National Board Certification
Please Note: If you are pursuing a Level 3 license you will need to provide your official transcripts conferring your Master's Degree electronically to both NMPED and APS. Email to: and

The Only Dossier Bypass Option:

National Board Certified Teacher

  • 3 Full Years (480 instructional days) of being the teacher of record at current license level.
  • 3 Successful annual evaluations at current license level
  • National Board Certification can be used in lieu of a Masters Degree
  • National Board Certification can be used as a bypass to the Dossier 
  • National Board Certification must remain active and valid to maintain level 3 teaching certification.

What to Expect

After you submit your Declaration of Intent to Advance, the Licensure Specialist will notify you via email of your eligibility to complete a Dossier or utilize bypass option. 

The submission window begins July 15 - May 15

If you submit your Dossier and pass prior to October 15th, you are eligible to receive the pay increase for the current school year. If you do not submit and pass prior to October 15th the pay increase will go into effect the following school year.  

If questions please refer to the APS ATF Negotiated Agreement under Article 6, Section A, #15 on page 27.

Do you need Dossier support?

Visit your local ATF's Professional Learning Page for assistance that includes Overviews, Readings and Writing Workshops.

You can also contact a local Dossier Coach at the Regional Educational Cooperative


Definitions

3 Years
160 instructional days per school year, 480 days total.
Advancement
Moving from Level 1 to Level 2 or Level 2 to Level 3. Also known as leveling up.
Albuquerque Public Schools Summative Evaluation
Year-end documentation of evaluation results for teachers who are not evaluated using scored observations and therefore do not receive a Elevate NM Summative Report.
Domain 1 and 4 scores
Provided on Elevate NM Summative Evaluation under Multiple Measures and APS Observation and PDP Summary. Based on artifacts and evidence.
Domain 2 and 3 scores
Provided on Elevate NM Summative Evaluation and APS Observation and PDP Summary. Based on formal observations. 
Observation and PDP Summary
End of Year Summary generated by the APS Assessment Team for teachers with scores for Domains 2 & 3 / Domains 1 & 4 based on the Elevate NM Rubric.
Successful Evaluation
Elevate NM overall rating of Meets or 60% of the total possible points for Domains 2 & 3 / Domains 1 & 4; or APS Summative indicating meets competencies. 

Questions

Contact APS Human Resources Licensure by email at  or by phone at (505) 889-4846. Or come and visit us at 6400 Uptown NE, Suite 210E, Albuquerque, NM 87110.