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Teacher Preparation Programs in Alberta

Map showing Teacher Preparation programs in Alberta.

The following postsecondary institutions offer bachelor of education programs:


Augustana Campus offers a degree program through the University of Alberta.

Fort McMurray

Keyano College offers a degree program through the University of Alberta.

Grande Prairie

University of Lethbridge

Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat College offers a degree program through Mount Royal University.

Red Deer
  • Red Deer College offers a degree program through the University of Alberta.
  • Campus Saint-Jean satellite campus (RDC)

Alberta Education Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the assessment of educational and professional qualifications for teacher certification in the province of Alberta. Interim Professional Certification (IPC) and Permanent Professional Certification (PPC) are provided to applicants who meet the necessary requirements. More information can be obtained at Teacher Certification | Alberta Education.

Teacher and Leadership Certification
System Excellence, Alberta Education
2nd Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard
10044 – 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5E6

Hours: 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-2045
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-422-4199

Alberta Education’s teacher self-service website is the Teacher Workforce Information System (TWINS).

Teacher Qualifications Service

The Teacher Qualifications Service (TQS) is the agency in Alberta responsible for evaluating teacher’s (singular possessive) years of education for salary purposes. TQS evaluations are based on the Teacher Salary Qualifications Board (TSQB) Principles for the Evaluation of Years of Teacher Education for Salary Purposes. All public, separate and francophone school boards in the province, as well as some private boards, accept statements issued by TQS for the purpose of determining a teacher’s placement on a salary grid as set out within the collective agreements of the jurisdictions. Please visit the ATA website for a list of school boards in Alberta and their collective agreements.

Contact information
The Alberta Teachers’ Association
11010 142 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5N 2R1

Phone: 780-447-9400 in Edmonton
1-800-232-7208 toll free in Alberta
Fax: 780-455-6481

Alberta Teachers Association

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA), as the professional organization of teachers, promotes and advances public education, safeguards standards of professional practice and serves as the advocate for its members.

In Alberta, when you are hired by a public, separate or francophone school jurisdiction, you automatically become a member of the ATA. The ATA is the voice of the teaching profession in Alberta and advocates on behalf of teachers. The ATA is a democratic organization governed by teacher representatives elected from the membership. One of the most important functions of the ATA is to maintain the high regard the Alberta public has for teachers. This is done by upholding standards related to teacher education, practice and conduct. The ATA is also the premier provider of teacher professional development in education in Alberta. For more information on the ATA, go to or use the contact information below.

Edmonton Office (Barnett House)
11010 142 Street NW
Edmonton AB T5N 2R1

Phone: 780-447-9400 in Edmonton
1-800-232-7208 toll free in Alberta
Fax: 780-455-6481

Switchboard hours (Monday to Friday)
Labour Day to June 30: 0800–1700
July 1 to Labour Day: 0800–1630

Calgary Office (Southern Alberta Regional Office [SARO])
350, 6815 8 Street NE
Calgary AB T2E 7H7

Phone: 403-265-2672 in Calgary
1-800-332-1280 toll free in Alberta
Fax: 403-266-6190

Switchboard hours (Monday to Friday)
Labour Day to June 30: 0800–1700
July 1 to Labour Day: 0800–1630

Because of concerns about confidential information sent by e-mail, members having personal problems related to their employment are encouraged to contact staff in writing, by phone or in person rather than by e-mail. Nonpersonal inquiries should be sent to one of the following e-mail addresses:

Information about ATA program areas, services and PEC is available at the following links:

Canadian Teachers’ Federation

The national, bilingual federation of teacher organizations leading a vision for quality publicly funded public education.

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF/FCE) is a bilingual not-for-profit organization and a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations representing more than 300,000 members throughout Canada. The CTF/FCE is affiliated with Education International.

Canadian Teachers’ Federation
2490 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 1E1

Phone: 613-232-1505
Fax: 613-232-1886

Alberta Assessment Consortium

The Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC) is a not-for-profit registered society, funded by membership, a recognized education partner in the province of Alberta and an independent voice, able to provide an informed response to questions issues that impact student learning.

The work of AAC is guided by four main purposes:

  • Advocate for sound classroom assessment practices by engaging in collaborative endeavours with AAC member jurisdictions and education partners.
  • Contribute to the building of assessment literacy in Alberta through action research and inquiry initiatives.
  • Develop a broad range of classroom assessment materials, directly aligned to Alberta curriculum, that addresses both formative and summative processes.
  • Enhance teacher/leader assessment capacity by providing opportunities for quality professional learning.

The Alberta Assessment Consortium
#204, 11010 – 142 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5N 2R1

Phone: 780-761-0530
Fax: 780-761-0533

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Canadian Mental Health Association

As a nationwide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service. Its mandate is to increase awareness and understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery and suicide prevention through education.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Edmonton Region
Transition Place
300, 10010 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 1C4

Phone: 780-414-6300
Fax: 780-482-7498

Alberta School Boards Association

The Alberta School Boards Association supports 61 locally elected public, separate and francophone school boards in Alberta and play an important albeit indirect role in the education of student teachers. Through policy, they ensure that school jurisdiction personnel—superintendents, school leaders and teachers—are aware of their responsibilities regarding the student teacher field experiences. School boards also ensure that resources and other supports necessary for school jurisdiction personnel to meet their obligations are in place.

College of Alberta School Superintendents

The College of Alberta School Superintendents is a legislated organization of school and deputy superintendent leaders that supports system leadership excellence to ensure student success in Alberta.  Superintendents play an important role in the education of student teachers.

They are involved in

  • discussing with school leaders, on an annual basis, the importance of their professional responsibility to accept student teachers;
  • discussing with school leaders, on an annual basis, the importance of encouraging the participation of cooperating teachers who have classroom learning environments and teaching practices that provide the best possible educational experiences for student teachers;
  • reviewing and signing letters of agreement/participation from teacher education preparation programs;
  • reviewing the summary of placements to ensure that there are appropriate learning environments for student teachers;
  • collaborating and communicating with teacher education preparation programs to ensure that student teachers have positive and productive learning experiences; and
  • intervening in field experience student teacher placements when necessary.