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COEHS District Partner Teacher Residency (DPTR)

What is DPTR?

Teacher residency is a paid year-long rigorous guided apprenticeship with an experienced co-teacher. Residencies occur in partner Districts or Charter Schools that intend to employ the resident for three years post-residency. With funding from the New Mexico Legislature, the COEHS partners with several surrounding districts and charter schools to prepare teachers specifically to teach in these programs. Each year's funding must be approved by the New Mexico State Legislature.

National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR) State Policies to Support Teacher Residencies: An Overview is a new publication featuring the State of New Mexico and its policies to support teacher residencies.


Special Residency Opportunity for Graduate Licensure Students in Special Education at UNM!

Earn a full teacher’s salary ($50,000)

+ Benefits for your Residency Year
+ Full tuition and fees paid for all licensure courses

District Options:

  • Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Rio Rancho Public Schools

Coursework begins Summer 2024 Residency Year: 2024-2025

Contact Program Coordinator Layla Dehaiman for more information ( ldehaima@unm.edu)

2024-2025 District & Charter School Licensure Areas

Albuquerque Public Schools

  • Elementary (K-8)
  • Mathematics: Secondary (7-12)
  • Science: Secondary (7-12)
  • Special Education (PK-12)
  • Bilingual Education Elementary (Spanish)

Belen Public Schools

  • Elementary (K-8)
  • Mathematics: Secondary (7-12)
  • Science: Secondary (7-12)
  • English/Language Arts: Secondary (7-12)
  • Special Education (PK-12)
  • Visual Arts
  • Bilingual Education (Spanish)
  • Music Education (K-12)

Bernalillo Public Schools

  • Elementary (K-8)
  • English/Language Arts: Secondary (7-12)
  • Mathematics: Secondary (7-12)
  • Special Education: (Pre K-12)
  • Visual Arts (K-12)
  • Bilingual Education (Spanish)

East Mountain High School

  • Secondary English Language Arts (Grades 7-12) (Preferably with interest in seeking endorsements in both English Language Arts and Social Studies)

Farmington Municipal Schools

  • Bilingual Education (Navajo & Spanish: Any Levels)
  • Early Childhood Multicultural Education (P-3)
  • Elementary (K-8)
  • Physical Education
  • Secondary Education: English/Language Arts (7-12)
  • Secondary Education: Mathematics (7-12)
  • Secondary Education: Science (7-12)
  • Secondary Education: Social Studies (7-12)
  • Special Education (P-12)
  • Visual Arts

Gallup-McKinley County Schools

  • Early Childhood Multicultural Education (PK-3)
  • Elementary Education (K-8)
  • Secondary Education (7-12):
  • English/Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies
  • Special Education (PK-12)

Haak'u Community Academy

  • Elementary (K-8)
  • Physical Education (K-12)
  • Special Education (PK-12)

Health Leadership High School

  • Secondary English Language Arts (7-12)
  • Secondary Mathematics (7-12)
  • Secondary Science (7-12)
  • Secondary Social Studies (7-12)
  • Special Education (7-12)

Los Lunas Schools

  • Early Childhood Multicultural Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Bilingual Spanish(K-8)
  • Secondary English/Language Arts
  • Secondary Math
  • Secondary Science
  • Secondary Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Physical Education

Native American Community Academy

  • Elementary (K-8)
  • Secondary Mathematics (7-12)
  • Secondary Science (7-12)
  • Special Education (K-8 and 9-12)
  • Music Education (K-12)

Rio Rancho Public Schools

  • Elementary Education (K-8)
  • Early Childhood Multicultural Education (PK-3)
  • Secondary English/Language Arts (7-12)
  • Secondary Mathematics (7-12)
  • Secondary Science (7-12)
  • Secondary Global Languages—Spanish (7-12)
  • Special Education (K-12)* ($50,000 salary + benefits for Graduate Licensure Special Education)

Siembra Leadership High School

  • Mathematics: Secondary (7-12)
  • Science: Secondary (7-12)
  • Social Studies: Secondary (7-12)
  • English/Language Arts: Secondary (7-12)
  • Special Education (PK-12)
  • Physical Education (Secondary)
  • Visual Arts (Secondary)
  • Bilingual Education (Spanish)

St. Charles Catholic School (Albuquerque)

  • Early Childhood Multicultural Education
  • Elementary Education

Program Overview

  • Each District/Charter School in the DPTR is a unique partnership between College of Education & Human Sciences and select Districts and Charter Schools

  • Teacher Residents complete methods courses and student teaching in 2-3 semesters (Fall & Spring, or Fall, Spring & Summer)

  • Residents receive a stipend of $35,000 over the course of Fall and Spring semesters.

    • This stipend is taxable income. Residents will receive a Form 1098 for tax purposes.

    • Please understand the implications for your other financial assistance such as financial aid, supplemental income, supplemental housing allowances, child support, or other financial implications.

    • You may choose to use these funds for tuition, or securing other supports and scholarships to pay this tuition. See Financial Supports for Teacher Candidates below.

    • You may choose to opt out of funding for your Residency Year and still receive the benefits of being a teacher resident. 

  • Each partner District and Charter School has an expectation to hire each Resident once they receive licensure along with a positive recommendation from the Residency School. Please note this is not a guarantee.

  • Residents agree to teach in their partner District or Charter School for a minimum of 3 years as licensed teachers in K-12 schools.

  • Residents are discouraged from holding jobs outside of DPTR teaching and coursework responsibilities.

  • Graduate Programs
    • Graduate Certificate in Elementary Education with K-8 Licensure
    • Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education with 7-12 Licensure
    • Special Education Graduate Alternative Licensure
    • Visual Arts (K-12)
  • Undergraduate Programs
    • Elementary Education BSED
    • Secondary Education BAED/BSED
    • Special Education Dual Licensure (Special Education & Elementary Education)
    • Visual Arts (K-12)
    • Physical Education (K-12)
    • Early Childhood Multicultural Education (PK-3)

SUMMER

Coursework:

  • Some programs require summer coursework in June and July.

FALL

Coursework:

  • Early Childhood Multicultural Education (PK-3): Coursework Mondays
  • Elementary Education: Coursework Mondays, weekday evenings, and online.
  • Secondary Education: Coursework Mondays, weekday evenings and online.
  • Special Education: Coursework Wednesday afternoons and weekday evenings.
  • Other Programs: Consult your Faculty Advisor for Coursework requirements.

Field Experience:

Time in classroom begins with the District Professional Learning Days for Teachers in late July or early August, depending on the Residency school’s start date for teachers. Residents serve in classrooms through the final day of the district or charter school calendar.

Full year in a P-12 classroom following the school calendar for the entire P-12 school year for the full teacher day.

  • Early Childhood Multicultural Education (PK-3): Tuesdays-Fridays
  • Elementary Education: Tuesdays-Fridays
  • Secondary Education: Tuesdays-Fridays
  • Special Education: Consult with your Faculty Advisor.

SPRING

Coursework:

  • Some programs require summer coursework in June and July.

SUMMER

Following your residency year, Residents are strongly encouraged to complete the Bilingual/TESOL Summer Institute.

  1. Register in Field Services Portal— fieldservice.unm.edu
  2. Full year in a P-12 classroom following the school calendar for the entire P-12 school year for the full teacher day.

Proof of a district-specific cleared background check, fingerprinting, and liability insurance required.

  • True Partnership: DPTR partners co-construct and co-administer the Teacher Residency with UNM faculty.
  • An Award-Winning Residency – UNM COEHS is an experienced and award-winning residency partner. The Albuquerque Teacher Residency Program was formed in 2017 with a partnership among the COEHS, Albuquerque Public Schools, and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation. ATRP was awarded the Billy G. Dixon Distinguished Program in Teacher Preparation in the US in 2022 by the Association of Teacher Educators.
  • Residents agree to teach in their District or Charter School for a minimum of 3 years as licensed teachers in P-12 schools.
  • Each Principal and Co-Teacher who works with residents receives a $2,000 stipend.
  • $2,000 Stipend for mentoring a Teacher Resident for a full academic year.
  • Professional Development Opportunities with other Co-Teachers around the state.

Would you like to be a Co-Teacher?

Complete the Co-Teacher application form.

The Albuquerque Teacher Resident Program is now incorporated into the District Partners Teacher Residency program. ATRP was awarded the 2022 Billy G. Dixon Distinguished Program in Teacher Education.

The original webpage for ATRP is still live for archival purposes only. Interested Teacher Residents or Co-Teachers should refer to the applications on the DTPR page you are currently viewing.

Funding SourcePotential $$DetailsContact

Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship (TPA)

Up to $6,000 per year over 2 semesters

Funding only for "unmet financial need" as determined by FAFSA application

UNM Financial Aid*

Grow Your Own Teachers Scholarship (GYOT)

Up to $3,000 per semester

Must have been an Educational Assistant in New Mexico for a minimum of 2 years

UNM Financial Aid*

TEACH Grant

Up to $4,000 per year

Must agree to teach in a high-need subject area in a high-need school for a minimum of 4 years

UNM Financial Aid*

New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship

Tuition funding

For Undergraduates only for up to 7 semesters.

UNM Financial Aid*

Opportunity Scholarship

Tuition and fees

For Undergraduates only—1st Degree

UNM Financial Aid*

Nusenda Scholarship (EAs only)

Funding varies

Must have been an Educational Assistant in New Mexico for a minimum of 2 years

APS Education Foundation: Nusenda Credit Union Scholarship

New Mexico Workforce Connection

Tuition, fees, testing fees, books, etc.

Must be financially eligible.

Call Workforce Connection at 505-843-1907 to meet with a case worker to determine your eligibility.

District Partner Teacher Residency (DPTR)

$35,000 stipend for 1 full year of clinical preparation. (Depends on approval of state funding)

Must a) apply to a District Partner Teacher Residency, b) complete a full year of clinical preparation, c) must agree to teach in your district for another 3 years.

Visit the COEHS DPTR Website and complete the application.

Native American Teacher Preparation Program

Support for tuition, books, etc.

Must be of Native American descent

Visit the NATPP website

HB 2 Paid Student Teaching

$12,000 stipend full-time student teaching semester. (Depends on approval of state funding)

Must be participating in full-time (5 days per week) student teaching. May NOT be Teacher-of-Record

Visit the COEHS Paid Student Teaching website and complete the application


Apply to be a Teacher Resident

If you are applying for the residency for the first time, please submit your application using the "Apply to Become a Teacher Resident" link on this website.

If you have applied for the residency previously and would like to change your priorities, please REAPPLY using the "Apply to Become a Teacher Resident" link on this website.

Questions?  Email Dr. Marjori Krebs at coehsrp@unm.edu

Note: Information is subject to change.


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Professional Licensure Disclosure

Our program has determined it meets professional licensure requirements in the state of New Mexico. It has not determined it meets professional licensure requirements in any other state.