The University of New Mexico College of Education & Human Sciences (COEHS) is expanding its teacher residency partnership for the 2022-2023 academic year.

With anticipated funding from HB 13 “Teacher Residencies,” the COEHS is partnering with several surrounding districts and charter schools to prepare teachers specifically to teach in these programs. 

Funding from HB 13 provides a $35,000 stipend for all teacher residents for their final, full year of clinical experience alongside highly skilled co-teachers. The partnering district or charter school agrees to hire each teacher resident as a full-time teacher-of-record beginning in fall 2023. In return, each teacher resident agrees to teach in the same district or charter school for a minimum of three years.

“Before paid teacher residencies, many student teachers went into great debt to become teachers,” said Hansel Burley, COEHS dean. “The old system that increased student debt was a complete disincentive to becoming an educator of a child or youth. Now, paid residencies free student teachers to focus on being the powerful and positive instructors and motivators that New Mexico needs. This is a huge step forward.”

New Mexico is a leader in the country in providing statewide funding for teacher residencies. The key components of residencies are a full year of clinical preparation in a partnering school or district and a living stipend. The COEHS has a five-year history of implementing a teacher residency, the Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership (ATRP), with Albuquerque Public Schools. Now, the UNM District Partner Teacher Residencies (DPTR) is building on this success to expand residencies throughout central New Mexico and Gallup.

COEHS Partners: 

  • Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Belen Public Schools
  • Gallup-McKinley County Schools
  • Los Lunas Public Schools
  • Rio Rancho Public Schools
  • Robert F. Kennedy Public Schools
  • Siembra Leadership Academy High School

Individuls interested in becoming a teacher resident, please visit the program website

In February, ATRP was recognized as the Billy G. Dixon Distinguished Program in Teacher Preparation by the Association of Teacher Educators.