Personal tools

Licensure Advancement Via Micro-Credentials

Start Here

Notify the NMPED of your Intent to Enroll in the Micro-Credentials courses:

APL I-II Intent to Enroll Registration Link APL II-III Intent to Enroll Registration Link
For questions regarding Micro-Credentials visit their website or contact Dr. Elsy Diaz, Licensure Advancement Coordinator by email at .

After Completion of Micro-Credential Courses:

What to Expect

After you submit your Micro-Credential Advancement Form and certificates, the Licensure Specialist will review your personnel file and notify you via email of your eligibility to complete the advancement process. 

Educators are still required to meet the minimum requirements listed below 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
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 Board 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.

Compensation Change Eligibility

You must submit all Micro-Credential certificates by October 15th of that current school year to receive the compensation change for that year. If all Micro-Credential certificates are submitted after the October 15th deadline, the compensation change will go into effect the following academic school year.

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

It is the responsibility of the employee to provide the advanced license to the APS Licensure Department.


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.
Micro-Credentials
A competency-based process that is made up of several small "stacked" courses which are each focused on a discrete skill or area.
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.