Administrative Leadership Development Program application window is now open!

Cooperative Educational Services’ Administrative Leadership Development Program (ALD) is a rigorous, practical administrative preparation program. Level II or III Educators or Related Service Providers who have been recommended by their Superintendent or Charter Leader, and who seek administrative licensure through NMPED are encouraged to apply for a one-year cohort program which includes leadership courses and a local internship.

Eligible applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • Three years of teaching experience
  • Possess a Level IIA or IIIA Teaching License or a Related Service License (please contact LeAnne Gandy at for further clarification.)
  • Possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Commitment to work at least three years in your district or charter following completion of the program

The full application for ALD includes the following requirements:

  • A recommendation from your Superintendent/Designee or Charter Leader
  • Completed application page
  • An updated resume
  • An official transcript showing your Master’s Degree
  • A copy of your teaching license
  • Philosophy of teaching and learning: Submit a 2-3 page, double-spaced explanation of your philosophy of student learning, include information regarding your current work in education and the role school and district leaders lay in closing the achievement gap.
  • $1000 per semester tuition – Total: $2000. This is not due until you have been notified that you’ve been accepted into the program.