Living stipend

As an ATRP Resident, you will receive a stipend of $14,000. This money can be used in any way you like, but it is more than enough to cover the FULL costs of tuition for both the licensure and Master's degree. With the ATRP you can become a teacher with an advanced degree for free! (Resident tuition rates listed.) 


Tuition and Fees for 24 credits (Licensure): $8,142.00  



Tuition and Fees for 32-33 credits (Licensure + Master's degree): $10,000


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$50 - application fee (one-time)

$125 - TK20 fee (one-time)

$5 field placement fee (each semester)

$15 technology fee (each semester)


job with aps

All ATRP Residents who successfully complete the program are guaranteed a job as a Level I teacher in the Albuquerque Public Schools. 

Level I teachers start at $36,000 per ten-month year with full benefits.

Why this program?

The Albuquerque Teacher Residency Partnership provides you with a quality program that prepares you to be a successful Elementary or Secondary teacher starting on the very first day of school. As a Resident, you will receive support from a community of experienced, compassionate educators from both APS and UNM. As a member of a supportive learning cohort, you will also become part of a family of educators. 

ATRP Residents complete all coursework to become licensed teachers in only three semesters, with the option of completing a fourth semester of coursework for a Master's degree in Education. The ATRP is unlike any other program available for aspiring teachers in New Mexico.


Your Residency experience will shape and define your career as a professional educator for years to come!