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 classroom teachers in a co-teaching partnership.
All ATRP Residents receive an annual stipend to support their studies, off-set tuition costs, and assist with cost-of-living expenses. This stipend is considered taxable income.
In addition, Teacher Candidates may complete their Master's Degree coursework through the UNM College of Education & Human Sciences in Elementary or Secondary Education.
ATRP will begin accepting applications for Cohort V on October 15, 2021. Be sure to apply by January 15, 2022 for best consideration. Please upload your passing PRAXIS scores with your application.
The Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership recruits, prepares, and supports caring, committed, competent, and diverse teachers for students in Albuquerque Public Schools.
Because all children, youth, and families deserve an engaging, collaborative, and integrated education and personalized support for success:
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The Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership is founded on a strong collaborative relationship between APS, UNM, and ATF with the shared vision of educating high-potential, aspiring teachers who are invested in making a measurable and sustainable change toward equal education.
UNM oversees the implementation of the program and facilitates program instruction. APS facilitates the placement of Teacher Residents in Title I, ABC Community School classrooms with expert co-teachers. ATF provides Teacher Residents and Co-Teachers professional learning 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, which is taxable income. These funds can be used for living expenses or to cover tuition costs.
All ATRP Residents who successfully complete the program are guaranteed a job as a Level I teacher in the Albuquerque Public Schools and agree to teach for APS for a minimum of 2 years or more depending on grant funding requirements.
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 Co-Teachers, on the first day of the fall semester for Albuquerque Public Schools. All Residents complete their teacher preparation in one of the ABC Community Schools in APS.
ATRP Teacher Candidates participate in teaching methodology courses in the first summer of the program, followed by continued methodology courses, field experience, and seminar. In the final spring semester of the program, students concentrate on their field experience and seminar courses. In this final semester, teacher residents will be teaching all of their co-teachers classes, ideally beginning at spring break through the end of the APS school year.
Once teacher residents have completed their licensure courses, they can use many of those licensure courses as electives to complete their MA Degrees. Teacher residents work with faculty advisors to complete their MA Programs.
Tuition and Fees for 24 credits to complete Licensure Coursework to become a teacher in APS: Approximately $9,000
Tuition and Fees for 32-33 credits to complete the above licensure requirements and coursework to complete the Master’s Degree: Approximately $13,000
PRAXIS testing is required for all licensed teachers. All ATRP Applicants MUST pass the PRAXIS Basic Skills Tests (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) prior to being accepted into ATRP. Secondary Education applicants must pass an additional test in their content area. Additional PRAXIS tests are required when applying to the State of New Mexico for licensure.
Please visit: https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/ to learn about PRAXIS.
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Passing Scores Must Be Provided Before Admission to ATRP
PRAXIS Basic Skills: Reading (5713), Writing (5723), and Mathematics (5733), OR All 3 tests combined (5752)
Passing Scores Provided to UNM before beginning the Final Semester of Full Time Student Teaching
PRAXIS Basic Skills: Reading (5713), Writing (5723), and Mathematics (5733)—OR All 3 Tests Combined (5752)
PRAXIS Secondary Content Knowledge: English Language Arts (5038), Social Science (5081), Mathematics (5161), General Science (5435), French: World Languages (5174), German: World Languages (5183), OR Spanish: World Languages (5195)
Information on the PRAXIS Fee Waiver: https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees/fee_waivers
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