If you want to upgrade your Level 1 New Mexico Teaching License to a Level 2, you must:
Have three full years of teaching experience (minimum 160 days per year)
Complete the Professional Development Dossier (PDD) that will detail your professional growth and teaching practice for the past three years. You will need to summarize you’re a teaching career over the prior three years. This will be reviewed by external reviewers. The PDD documentation is a collection of classroom data (lesson descriptions, handouts, student work, video and audio recordings, photos) with explanations of that data written by the teacher. The PDD is designed to record your teaching history and communicate this information to external reviewers
To renew a Level 2 license and keep it at the same level, you may do so online. You will also be asked to submit a statement from your school superintendent recommending your continuing licensure, or, if you have not been employed during the life of the license, a notarized statement to that effect.
To upgrade a Level 2 license to a Level 3A license, you must:
Have three full years of teaching experience (minimum 160 days per year) while holding a Level 2 license and complete one of the following requirements:
- Earn a master’s degree and submit a Professional Development Dossier OR
- Become Nationally Board Certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
You may renew a Level 3A license online through the New Mexico Public Education Department. You will also be asked to submit a statement from your school superintendent recommending your continuing licensure or, if you have not been employed throughout the entire term of the license.
To request use of our Model Teaching Professional Development Courses for your PDD plan, please complete and submit our Request Course Approval form to your school, district, or state licensing authority.
REFERENCE: New Mexico Public Education Department