Friday, June 23, 2017
LCPS Mission: The Las Cruces Public Schools, in partnership with students, families, and the community, provides a student-centered learning environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity.

University Placements in Classrooms

University Placements in LCPS Classrooms
Student Teacher and Practicum Student Placements in LCPS Classrooms

LCPS welcomes university students completing preservice teaching course requirements!

All students must have completed a background check with fingerprinting and received a letter from their professor(s) outlining classroom experience objectives.

Please contact the following LCPS staff for placement information:
Elementary: Jane E. Gurnea 575-527-9306 jgurnea@lcps.k12.nm.us
Secondary: Pete Dinger 575-527-9304 pdinger@lcps.k12.nm.us

Student Teaching from institutions other than New Mexico State University

Complete the packet linked: Student Teacher Placement Packet

Return to Dr. Elizabeth Marrufo emarrufo@lcps.k12.nm.us
Las Cruces Public Schools Human Resource Development
575-527-5976

Requirements for LCPS Classroom Observations

1) Letter from a professor outlining your classroom observation objectives

2) Complete LCPS NMSU Volunteer Packet and Background check (must also be completed if returning to school sites after completing field experience) NMSU Student Packets may be obtained from the LCPS Human Resources Department

3) NM PED Licensure will no longer accept or process fingerprint cards for background clearance. All backgrounds for licensure must be processed by 3M Cogent.  To access the 3M Cogent Information go to: www.cogentid.com, click on the NM Icon, Register for Fingerprinting.
CLICK HERE for more detailed instructions.

4) To be assigned to a school, contact:
Jane E. Gurnea (Elementary) jgurnea@lcps.k12.nm.us
Pete Dinger (Secondary) pdinger@lcps.k12.nm.us

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