ATF Professional Development Dossier (PDD) Support


In order to advance in the New Mexico 3-Tiered Licensure System, most teachers will need to successfully complete the Professional Development Dossier (PDD).

  • ALL teachers who have a Level 1 license will need to successfully complete the Professional Development Dossier between their third and fifth year on Level 1, in order to receive their Level 2 license. Failure to pass the dossier by the end of the fifth year on Level 1 will result in a non-renewal of license, and result in termination from your teaching position.
  • Teachers who have a Master’s degree and have held a Level 2 license for at least 3 years can opt to complete a second Professional Development Dossier to move to Level 3. (Level 2 teachers can also choose to pursue National Board Certification, with or without a Master’s, to move to Level 3.)


CURRENT STATUS: Your union filed a lawsuit against the Value-Added formula used in PED’s teacher evaluation model. As a result, a temporary injunction has been granted, which holds harmless all teachers who would have been penalized by this formula. A full trial on the merits is expected in October of 2017.

The Albuquerque Teachers Federation provides four support services for teachers working on the Professional Development Dossier: PDD Overview Sessions, PDD Study Groups, Individual Readings and Resubmission Readings.

1. PDD Overview Class

This 3 hour class explains, in detail, the various parts of the PDD; it is required for participation in small study groups and is recommended for all PDD candidates.

Overview sessions are scheduled from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm at our ATF Office (530 Jefferson St NE). Cost  –  Free to ATF Members, $50 for nonmembers payable at the door by cash or check. Dates for this year are listed below. Click here to sign up for an overview session.

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2. PDD Small Study Groups

Each group is facilitated by a PDD instructor. Groups meet 3 times for support in developing a teacher’s Professional Development Dossier. You must attend a PDD Overview session to be assigned a small group.

Cost: $75 to ATF members, $175 for nonmembers.

Sign up at the PDD Overview. If you already attended an overview, email us to request a small group (you must attend a PDD overview before registering).

3. PDD Individual Readings

PDD candidates can request a reader to look over their completed dossier before submission. Feedback is received within 7 days.

Cost: $75 to ATF members, $175 for nonmembers.

Email us to request an individual reading before March 15th.

4. PDD Resubmission Reading

Teachers can request a resubmission reading for one or more of their strands that DID NOT PASS. Written feedback is received within 7 days and corrections are read a second time.

Cost: $75 for 1- 2 strands, or $100 for all 3 strands for ATF members; $150 for 1- 2 strands, or $200 for all 3 strands for nonmembers.

Email us to request a resubmission reading.