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Posted: November 6, 2023

Residency Program is Helping APS Grow its Own Teachers

Information sessions for aspiring educators underway.

Albuquerque Public Schools is working hard to recruit teachers, and one of the programs it’s relying on to help bolster its ranks is the Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership.

The residency program offers a paid, yearlong rigorous guided apprenticeship with an experienced co-teacher to those in their final year of a teacher preparation program. A typical stipend is $35,000, although that amount is contingent on funding from state lawmakers in 2024.

Information sessions for the 2024-2025 residency cohort began on Nov. 7 and continue until February. The sessions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. via Zoom on Dec. 13, Jan. 16, and Feb. 22. The meeting ID is 505 506 6226.

The goal of the program is to educate high-potential, aspiring teachers who are invested in making a measurable and sustainable change toward equal education. APS, the University of New Mexico’s College of Education & Human Sciences, and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation are working collaboratively on the program.

Those accepted for a teacher residency must commit to APS for a minimum of three years after they complete the program. APS is seeking residency applicants in:

  • Elementary, K-8
  • Mathematics: Secondary, 7-12
  • Special education: Pre-K-12
  • And Bilingual Education: K-8

Applications are being accepted until Feb. 15, 2024, or until all district residency requests are filled.