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The Teaching Profession

A long-standing goal of the Alberta Teachers’ Association is to continue to advance teaching as a profession. Teaching is the specialized application of knowledge, skills and attitudes designed to provide a unique service to meet the educational needs of the individual and of society.

The Field experience: What you need to know

Curious about the field experience program and possible scenarios you might encounter as a student teacher, cooperating teacher, school leader or university advisor?

Explore the FAQs and scenarios below to increase your knowledge.

Conduct, Responsibilities and Legislation

To ensure the consistent delivery of education in Alberta, teachers and leaders are expected to uphold the ethical and legal responsibilities created by the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Teachers’ Association.

Familiarize yourself with the collection of teacher and leader policies below as well as services provided.

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