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Student Teachers

Student Teaching is one of the most valuable experiences of your educational career. Albuquerque Public Schools are dedicated to developing the professional growth of teacher candidates, supporting the continued professional development of cooperating teachers, and providing quality 21st century learning experiences for all students in our schools.

The Albuquerque Public Schools District, Office of Human Resources, would like to wish you a successful student teaching experience and invite you to consider applying for a teacher position with APS. Browse our current job postings.  

Contact Information

District Coordinator for  Field Services

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE
Suite 200 East
Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505)872-6816                   Fax:(505) 889-4883

Student Teaching Placement Requirements:

Student teachers requesting placement in the Albuquerque Public School District are required to submit an APS Online Student Teaching Application and complete a Background/Fingerprint Check. Once cleared, the Background/Fingerprint Office will contact the student teacher to sign the Authorization to Student Teach Form, which must be presented to school administration prior to reporting to any school assignment. 

Substituting During Student Teaching Field Experience:

  • If permitted by the attending university/college, student teachers (not observers) may substitute for their mentor teachers only.
  • Student teachers may not substitute for more than 10 days for their mentor teacher without permission from the college and the Substitute Services Manager.
  • To register as a substitute student teachers should contact Substitute Services to initiate the process.
  • Should the student teacher desire to continue substituting after completing his/her student teaching field experience (i.e. if the period of student teaching stipulated by the college program ends before the public school term ends), the student teacher must follow the appropriate application procedure to become an Albuquerque Public Schools’ employee.