The College of Education & Human Sciences at the University of New Mexico (UNM), the Albuquerque Public 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 for a full academic year.
In addition, Teacher Residents 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.
The mission of the Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership is to recruit, prepare and retain what every student deserves: A competent, caring, and qualified teacher.
ATRP integrates rigorous academic coursework and theory with ongoing clinical experiences so that aspiring teachers are well prepared to inspire students, empower learning, and work within diverse communities. ATRP guides transformative teaching and learning experiences, shapes teacher practice, affirms the cultural identities of both teachers and students, and works to build a more just society.
UNM oversees the implementation of the program and facilitates program instruction. APS facilitates the placement of Residents in Title I, ABC Community School classrooms. ATF provides Resident and Master Teacher professional development opportunities. All partners work in conjunction with the APS Board of Education and the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences.
All ATRP Residents receive a stipend of approximately $15,000. These funds can be used for living expenses or to cover tuition costs.
Tuition and Fees for 24 credits (Licensure): Approximately $8,500
Tuition and Fees for 32-33 credits (Licensure + Master's degree): Approximately $10,000
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$50 - MA Program Application fee (one-time)$125 - TK20 Data Software Fee (one-time)$5 Field Placement Fee (each semester)$15 Technology Fee (each semester)
Each ATRP Resident who successfully completes the program and receives positive recommendations from school personnel, is guaranteed a job as a Level I teacher in the Albuquerque Public Schools.
Level I teachers start at $41,000 per ten-month year with full benefits.
Following a series of summer classes, ATRP Residents begin working in their assigned residency schools, paired with Master Teachers, on the first day of the fall semester for Albuquerque Public Schools.
In addition to the coursework above, MA students complete:
Valerie Hoose is the Executive Director of Labor Relations and Staffing for the Albuquerque Public Schools and Lead Negotiator for six bargaining units and two associations. Prior to this position, Mrs. Hoose was a site level administrator. She taught high school Science and English for many years. Mrs. Hoose worked in the private sector in customer service. Mrs. Hoose is currently pursuing her EdD in Teacher Leadership and holds a MA in Administration in Supervision. Her BS is in Biology.
Dr. Ellen Bernstein, President of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation, was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended the University of New Mexico, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Special Education, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Ellen began her career in public education as a sign language interpreter, prior to becoming a classroom teacher, and taught in the Albuquerque Public Schools for a total of seventeen years. Ellen achieved National Board Certification in 1997 and renewed her certificate in 2007.
Dr. Marjori Krebs is Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of New Mexico, having held this position since 2007. Previous to her higher education work, she served as a district administrator and taught high school social studies for 14 years. Dr. Krebs obtained her doctorate in Leadership Studies from Bowling Green State University, her Master’s in Educational Theory and Practice from The Ohio State University, and her BA from the University of Oklahoma in History with an Emphasis in Secondary Education.
Jenn Gutiérrez is a Lecturer III in UNM’s Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Department. In addition, Jenn is also involved in various national educational communities and projects such as the American Association of Teaching & Curriculum where she serves as an Executive Council member; IMPACTcommunity where she served as an Ambassador; DXtera Institute, serving as an Education and Technology Consultant; and Tales from the Classroom where she serves on the Editorial Advisory Board. Jenn earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver and brings twenty years of experience teaching in secondary and post secondary education.
Dr. Allison Stansbury is the ATRP Program Manager and visiting Lecturer III in UNM’s Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Department. She is the point of contact for all interested, current, and past ATRP Cohort Residents as well as the Teaching Math K-8 instructor. She is a native of Milwaukee, WI. She earned her BA in English Literature and obtained her teaching license at Marquette University. She completed her Master’s studies in Instructional Leadership from UNM and earned her doctorate in Multicultural Teaching and Elementary Education. Allison holds a Level III Teaching License and has taught in various grades and capacities for eight years.
Mary Hooper is a staff member in Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Department. She serves as Coordinator, Educational support for students, COEHS Scholarship Administrator, and Administrative Coordinator for ATRP are her primary responsibilities. She earned her BS in Community Health Education at Eastern Illinois University and her MS in Community Health Education at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois.
The Cohort 3 submission block is closed. Cohort 4 will begin accepting applications October 2020.
Apply by January 15th, 2021 for best consideration.
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