When the teachers’ 3-Tiered Licensure System was passed into law in New Mexico, it did not include the support & related services personnel. As a result, many counselors, therapists, nurses, social workers and interpreters were falling behind their teacher colleagues in terms of salary. In order to address this situation in the Albuquerque Public Schools, the Albuquerque Teachers Federation negotiated and developed the APS/ATF Support and Related Services Career Pathway System.

The Career Pathway System is not a licensure system, but a way for these professionals to advance in their careers here in APS.

Below you will find links to all forms and documents that are relevant to the Career Pathway System and the portfolio required to advance within it. Click on the link to download each document you need. You can also attend S&RSP Portfolio Support and other Professional Development opportunities.

Important Documents

Important Dates and Information for Portfolio Submitters
Portfolio Submission 2015
CPS Portfolio Directions 2016-2017
CPS Support 2016-2017
CPS Criteria 2016-2017
CPS Student Release Form
CPS Student Release Form (Spanish)
Verification Requirements
Supervisor Verification Form
CPS Declaration of Intent to Submit Portfolio 2016-2017


2014_10_16 Audiologist Competencies
2014_10_16 Counselor Competencies
2014_10_16 Interpreter Competencies
2014 _10_16 Nurse Competencies
OT PT OMT Competencies
SLP Competencies
Social Worker Competencies

ATF/APS Support & Related Services Career Pathway Professional Development Portfolio Support

In order to advance in the ATF/APS Career Pathway System (CPS), most Support and Related Service Providers will need to successfully complete the professional Development Portfolio. ATF offers 4 types of support for support providers writing their portfolios.

CPS Overview Class

This 2 hour class explains, in detail, the various parts of the Portfolio. Overview sessions are scheduled from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the union office. An RSVP is required. Please click here to register for an overview session. 

August 18, 2016
September 22, 2016
October 20, 2016
December 1, 2016
December 15, 2016
January 19, 2017
February 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 8, 2017

CPS Work Sessions

Work sessions focus on answering questions about the writing process and helping candidates prepare materials for submission.

March 2 & 9, 2016

Pre-registration is required for all activities.

CPS Small Study Groups

Study groups are facilitated by a CPS Instructor. Groups meet 3-4 times for support in developing a Professional Portfolio. You must first attend a CPS overview session to be assigned to a small group.

Cost: $75 to ATF members, $150 for non-members
Contact the ATF office at 262-2657 for more information or to sign up.

CPS Individual Readings

CPS Candidates can request a reader to look over their completed portfolio before submission. Feedback is received with in 7 days.

Cost: $75 to ATF members, $150 for non-members
Contact the ATF office at 262-2657 to request an individual reading.

CPS Resubmission Reading

CPS Candidates can request a resubmission reading for one or more of their sections that DID NOT PASS. Written feedback is received within 7 days. Corrections are read a second time.

Cost: (1-2 Sections) – $75 to ATF members, $150 for non-members
(3-4 Sections) – $100 to ATF members, $200 for non-members
Contact the ATF office at 262-2657 to request a resubmission reading.