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ATRP Residency Application


The College of Education & Human Sciences at the University of New Mexico (UNM), the Albuquerque School District (APS) and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF) have a long history of collaboration focusing on improving education for students. The on-going goal of all three organizations has been to ensure all students have equal access to high-quality teachers. UNM, APS, and ATF developed and implemented a residency pathway, the Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership (ATRP), to improve the preparation and retention of effective, diverse teachers for high-need schools. Elementary and Secondary Teacher Residents work with and receive intensive mentoring from APS Master Teachers.

In addition, Teacher Candidates may complete their Master's coursework through the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences. All ATRP Residents receive an annual stipend to support their studies.

As of Spring 2022, the ATRP program has been incorporated into the COEHS District Partners Teacher Residency program. If you are interested in applying to be a Teacher Resident, visit the DPTR webpage for more information.

What happens next?

Successful first-round applicants will be invited, by email, to an interview day. Successful second-round candidates will need to pass the Essential Academic Skills test and, for Secondary Education applicants, a Content Area test as directed by ATRP, and apply to the UNM Graduate Program (complete guidelines are here). Once candidates are accepted to UNM and pass their test(s) they become ATRP Residents!