After the successful completion of the BEd (Master of Teaching Program) a student may be recommended for an Alberta Interim Professional Teaching Certificate.
Teaching Certificates are granted under the authority of the Minister of Education, upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.
All persons applying for certification as teachers in Alberta are subject to the following restrictions on eligibility:
Except where the Minister of Education decides otherwise, Alberta Education shall not issue a teaching certificate to a person who
(a) Has been convicted of an indictable offence under the Criminal Code, or
(b) Alberta Education has reason to believe should not be issued a certificate, or
(c) Is not a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
Appeals must be made in writing within 30 days of being advised of an Alberta Education decision not to issue a teaching certificate.