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Centre for Career and Personal Development Degree Profiles

These degree profiles look at potential jobs, key skills & atributes, associations & professional development and great books which relate to each degree and its potential career path.

Faculty of Education

As leaders in the classroom and the community, teachers play a central role in shaping the minds of future generations.

Key Skills & Knowledge

  • Identify individual and collective learning needs
  • Plan and deliver instruction for students working within approved curriculum
  • Role model positive relationships and communication for children and youth
  • Meet with parents and address concerns
  • Organize, manage and potentially supervise Teacher Assistants and parent volunteers
  • Consult with other professionals to support individual student needs and development
  • Assess and evaluate student progress
  • Participate in meetings, seminars and professional development
  • Manage logistics such as injuries, family emergencies and forgotten items like lunches
  • Supervise or organize extra-curricular and after school events
  • Assign and provide feedback on homework and prepare and grade tests
  • Identify and implement remedial programs for students who need additional support

    Knowledge, Skills and Attributes (KSA’s) of Teaching Professionals   

Sample Job Titles

Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at

Related to Teaching

  • Career and Technology Studies Teacher
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Educational Assistant
  • Educational Counsellor
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • French Immersion Teacher
  • Instructional Designer
  • Private Music Teacher
  • Remedial Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher-Librarian

Requiring additional experience and training

  • Team Leader or Coordinator of a subject area in a large school or school system
  • Vice-Principal, Assistant Principal or Principal
  • Specialist in a department of education, university or school district
  • College, Technical, Vocational or University Professor

Alternatives to Teaching

  • Academic Advisor
  • Admissions Advisor
  • Adult Education Teacher
  • Adventure/Outdoor-Ed,  Teacher
  • Alumni Relations
  • Athletic Coach/Director
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Driving Instructor
  • Education Consultant    
  • Education Researcher/Policy Analyst
  • Educational Administrator
  • Educational Materials Writer/Sales
  • Employment/Vocational Counsellor
  • Environmental Education Specialist
  • Environmental Education Specialist
  • Historic Site/Nature Interpreter
  • Life Skills Coach
  • Museum/Gallery education       
  • Reading Clinician/Specialist
  • Recreation Program Coordinator
  • School Recruitment Officer
  • Teacher Librarian/Library Consultant
  • Training and Development Professional
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer Coordinator/Manager
  • Youth Worker

Potential Industries

Teachers in Alberta are regulated through the Alberta's School Act and Certification of Teachers Regulation.  School teachers must be certificated by Alberta Education.

List of Schools in Alberta 

Teachers can work in:

  • Private, public and charter school systems
  • Hospitals and other institutions
  • Government departments
  • Community agencies
  • Residential settings


Additional Resources

Aligned Majors

Art History





The program offers preparation in Elementary Education (Grades 1 - 6) and Secondary Education (Grades 7 to 12) with a focus on the following specializations:

Did You Know?

Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development.  These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work.  Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.


Key Contacts

Faculty Contact
Education Tower, Room 940
T: 403.220-5639

Clubs on Campus: 

Education Students' Association

Career Services
MacEwan Student Centre, Room 188
T: 403.220.8020