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Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership (ATRP) partnership provides pathway to teaching profession

Posted on April 10, 2018

Aspiring teachers with a Bachelor’s degree now have a new pathway to the profession: the Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership (ATRP), a renewed collaboration between The University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation (ATF).

Teaching is a profession that requires intensive preparation and support. The single most important in-school factor for student achievement is teacher quality. To address this issue, The UNM College of Education partnered with APS and ATF, with support from the National Center for Teacher Residencies (NCTR), to create the Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership or ATRP. Teacher Residents in the program will receive intensive mentoring from Master Teachers in APS classrooms, while completing their NM Teaching License and, if they choose, a Master’s degree.