Teacher Residency Program
The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) is committed to building a teacher preparation ecosystem that will address staffing turnover and shortages by
- increasing teacher diversity
- strengthening instruction during clinical practice placements
- addressing educational inequities across the state, including the documented equity gaps that Yazzie/Martinez established as the state’s responsibility to remedy
- ensuring new teachers are prepared for their complex yet rewarding jobs as teachers before being hired as teachers of record
The Department of Teacher Education (DTE) at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) is committed to their partnership with NMPED and District partners in providing targeted support to teacher residency candidates over a two-semester placement with a master teacher in a co-teaching relationship. The working relationship will provide intentional scheduling to progressively increase in classroom responsibilities and activities that include, but are not limited to observations, teaching, lesson planning, classroom preparation, attend meetings, and trainings.