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Licensure Advancement Via Dossier

Announcements

  • The 2023-2024 school year will be the last year to utilize the dossier for advancement.
  • The dossier submission deadline is March 29th, 2024 at 11:59 pm. The resubmission window will open on April 1st, 2024, and remain open until 11:59 pm on May 15th, 2024.

The dossier window has now closed and is no longer an option for advancement.

 

Please visit the Licensure Advancement via Micro-Credential page for the new advancement process. 

 

Advancement Requirements will remain the same. 

 

The Declaration of Intent to Advance is used for National Board Certified Educators only.

Declaration of Intent to Advance

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 Bypass Option:

National Board Certified Teacher

  • 3 Full Years (480 instructional days) of being the teacher of record at the current license level.
  • 3 Successful annual evaluations at the current license level
  • National Boards Certification can be used in lieu of a Master's Degree
  • National Board Certification can be used as a bypass option to the Micro-Credentials
  • 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 utilize the bypass option. 

How is the license issued?

If you submit all five of your Micro-Credentials before October 15th, you are eligible to receive the pay increase for the current school year. If you do not submit them before October 15th the pay increase will go into effect the following school year.  

If you have questions please refer to the APS ATF Negotiated Agreement under Article 6, Section A, #16 on page 29.

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. 
Full School Year
Means a minimum of 160 instructional days or equivalent number of days in schools or local education agencies over multiple school years of full-time or part-time teaching during which the teacher is the teacher of record or serves as an instructional coach or resource teacher in at least one class each school year while holding a standard teaching license. 
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. 
Teacher of Record
The recipient of a teaching license named in an employment contract with a school district responsible for teaching students and managing a classroom the majority of the time. The teacher of record is responsible for lesson planning, assigning grades, meeting with parents, and completing all duties of a classroom teacher with a standard teaching license. 

Questions

Contact APS Human Resources Licensure by email at  or by phone at (505) 889.4806. Or come and visit us at 6400 Uptown NE, Suite 210 East, Albuquerque, NM 87110.