My administrator does not have a NM administrator license, nor does s/he have a NM teaching license. Will s/he still be able to approve my Strand D?

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) has made available a powerful set of resources for NM teachers and administrators at  We encourage you to utilize this website when you have questions about teaching-related issues in order to most quickly find your answers and accomplish your goals!

The section of the TeachNM website on the Professional Development Dossier (PDD) for teachers is accessed by clicking “Experienced Teachers” at the top and then “Professional Development Dossier” -

The section of the TeachNM website on the 3-Tiered Licensure System may also be helpful.  It is accessed by clicking "Experienced Teachers" at the top and then "3-Tiered Licensure System" -


Yes, your administrator should still be able to approve your Strand D.  If you are working in a private school environment or other special situation, it is not uncommon for an unlicensed educational leader to conduct a review of your submission.

Please check with your school on who is responsible for completing this piece of work.  That person will have to register at the TeachNM website.  When they come to the field that asks for a license number, they can simply put in 6 random numbers.


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