N.M. Code R. § 6.62.2.9 - REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVISIONAL LICENSURE FOR SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS

Current through Register Vol. 33, No. 7, April 5, 2022

A. A school district, charter school, private school or state agency school that has a shortage of qualified school principal or assistant principal candidates may request the PED to issue a provisional level 3-B license in educational administration to a candidate believed to be a potentially effective school leader; PED shall grant the request, if the candidate:
(1) has met all of the licensure and degree requirements in Subsections A and B of 6.62.2.8 NMAC; and
(2) is enrolled in a PED approved induction and mentoring program provided by the requesting school district, charter school, private school or state agency school, which presents high quality professional development that is sustained and intensive, and consists of structured guidance and regular ongoing support both before and throughout the time that the candidate serves as a principal or assistant principal under the provisional license; and
(3) has been accepted into a PED approved school administrator preparation program.
B. The provisional license is a four (4) year, non-renewable license which is valid only in the requesting school district, charter school, private school or state agency school that submitted the request on behalf of the candidate. In the event that a provisionally licensed principal or assistant principal transfers to another New Mexico school district, charter school, private school or state agency school and the new employer requires the transferred individual to provide services of a principal or assistant principal, that employer must request in writing that a sucessor provisional license be issued. Provided, however, that the expiration date of the successor provisional license shall not be extended beyond the initial expiration date of the provisional license.
C. PED may deny the provisionally licensed principal or assistant principal continuing licensure if the candidate fails to receive satisfactory evaluations annually from the mentoring program or from the administrator preparation program. If the candidate does not receive satisfactory mentoring evaluations, as determined by the school district, charter school, private school or state agency school or is not performing satisfactorily in the preparation program in school administration as determined by the administrator preparation institution, the district, school or institution shall report their findings and evidence of unsatisfactory performance to the PED. Failure to receive the described satisfactory evaluations shall constitute failure to meet continuing education requirements under of 6.68.2.9 NMAC, and may subject the candidate to denial of the provisional license.
D. At the end of the four (4) year effective period of the provisional license or when the candidate completes the mentoring program and school administrator preparation program, whichever occurs first, the candidate may be granted a standard level 3-B administrator license.

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N.M. Code R. § 6.62.2.9
6.62.2.9 NMAC - N, 01-29-10

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