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Teacher Classification in Saskatchewan

School boards are responsible for deciding the classification of the teachers they employ. Teachers are classified based on certification and academic qualifications. 

Teacher Classification in Saskatchewan is a guide designed to assist school divisions in determining the classification of teachers.

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1. For Teachers

It is your responsibility to present all classification or reclassification documents to your board of education. You can verify your salary classification by completing the teacher salary classification worksheet.

If you find that your classification is incorrect, you should tell your employer. If you are unable to resolve the matter with your employer, you may appeal your salary classification.
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2. For Employers

  1. Complete the classification worksheet to the best of your ability.
  2. Copy the front and back of all official transcripts you have on file for the individual.
  3. Email all the documents mentioned above to teacher.classification@gov.sk.ca.
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3. Moving Salary Classes

To move from Class 4 to Class 5

A teacher with a B. Ed. and a Professional ‘A’ or ‘B’ Certificate may complete five years of post-secondary education that includes:

  • A second bachelor’s degree;
  • An Additional Qualification Certificate; or
  • A year (30 semester credit hours) of graduate study.

To move from Class 4 to Class 6

A teacher with a B. Ed. and a Professional ‘A’ Certificate may complete six years of post-secondary education that includes:

  • An Honours Degree;
  • A second bachelor’s degree and a year of graduate study (30 semester credit hours);
  • An Additional Qualification Certificate and a year of graduate study (30 semester credit hours); or
  • Two years of graduate study (60 credit semester hours).
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4. Reclassifying

There are three reclassification dates in the year:

  • School Opening
  • January 1
  • May 1

If you complete a course after one of these dates, you will receive your salary reclassification on the next closest reclassification date.

You have 120 days to provide your employer with your official transcript after you have completed your final course. This proves that you qualify for reclassification.

If you have earned an Additional Qualification Certificate, the date on the certificate is used to decide the reclassification date.

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5. Appealing Your Salary Classification

Teachers in Saskatchewan have the right to appeal classification decisions made by their school board to the Appeals Committee of the Teacher Education, Certification, and Classification Board.

The board acts as the final authority in determining the level and date of classification. Decisions of the board are binding on the teacher and on the employing board of education.

For more information about appeals:

Secretariat, Teacher Classification Board
Ministry of Education
128-1621 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 2S5
306-787-6053
teacher.classification@gov.sk.ca

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