Teacher Professionalism

If you are considering becoming, or are a new or established teacher in Saskatchewan, it is important to know the rights and responsibilities of being a member of the profession.

In our province’s publicly funded PreK-12 education system, over 13,000 teachers work with a diverse student population of over 175,000 in urban, rural and northern locations.

Saskatchewan teachers typically work in schools at the elementary (PreK-8) or secondary (grades 9-12) levels; although, there are also other school configurations, specialized teaching environments and opportunities to teach through distance learning or video conferencing.

No matter the location or context, all teachers in publicly funded schools have something in common – they are members of a profession bound by a social contract and graced by a public trust. The profession is granted independence and responsibility for the conduct of its affairs in return for a commitment to high professional standards.