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Student Teaching

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.

Contact Information

Manager, Substitute Services and Field Experiences

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
Suite 115 East (Substitute Services)
Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505)889-4848 
Fax: (505)889-4884

The following universities/colleges have established an MOU with APS:

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

  • Complete the APS Student Teacher Application

  • Be cleared through the APS Background/Fingerprint Office (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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