Role of Teachers

Learn about teaching in Alberta, including curriculum and teaching resources, teaching careers and teacher certification, professional development and teaching excellence.

Curriculum in Alberta

Connection: Information for Teachers
Find information on curriculum, learning and teaching resources, student assessment and much more. Published five times a year in September, November, January, March and May, it is a one-stop shop where teachers can find information that will support them in the classroom. Subscribe today – it's free.

Teaching in Alberta

Ask Amber – Frequently Asked Questions about the K-12 Education Workforce
Want to know more about teaching in Alberta? Find information that answers frequently asked questions such as how to become a teacher in Alberta, what are the teacher salaries and how to find a job as a teacher.

Teaching Careers - Becoming a Teacher
Thinking of a career in teaching? Find information about careers in teaching, including occupational profiles and post-secondary training in Alberta.

Professional Development
Find professional development resources.

Teacher Certification
Alberta sets high standards for its teachers. To teach within the province you must be certificated through Alberta Education and meet the rigorous requirements that are outlined in the School Act.

Excellence in Teaching Awards Program
Teachers make lasting contributions. The love of learning they can instill in their students is a valuable gift that often lasts a lifetime. Alberta's Excellence in Teaching Awards Program recognizes the talented teachers who are dedicated to helping Alberta students succeed.

Common Questions from Teachers

Additional Links

Council on Alberta Teaching Standards (COATS)
Find information about teacher professionalism, teacher preparation and certification, teaching quality, standards for teaching practice, teacher professional knowledge, and competencies (knowledge, skills and attributes) for quality teaching. The website also has information for individuals concerned about a teacher's teaching practices or conduct.

Working in Alberta
Looking for a place to teach in Alberta? School authorities are responsible for the hiring and placement of teachers. Find current job opportunities available across Alberta on the Education Canada Network.