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.

For more information, please email Pat Halama at halama55@gmail.com.

Important Documents

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


Audiologist Competencies
Counselor Competencies
Interpreter Competencies
CPS Support Flier
OT PT OMT Competencies
SLP Competencies
Social Worker Competencies
Athletic Trainers 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 1 1/2 hour class explains, in detail, the various parts of the Portfolio. Overview sessions are scheduled from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at our union office. An RSVP is required. Please click here to register for an overview session. 

Click here to download a flyer.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday,  November 16, 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Thursday, June 15, 2018

CPS Work Sessions

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

Thursday, March 8 & 15, 2018

Pre-registration is required for all activities. Please call 262-2657 to register.

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.