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 standing.
1. Teacher Classification in Saskatchewan Guide
Teacher Classification in Saskatchewan is a guide designed to assist school divisions in determining the classification of teachers.
2. 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.
3. For Employers
4. Moving Salary Classes
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).
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.
The Teacher Salary Classification Worksheet is a supplement to determine teacher salary classification.
6. 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.
7. Application for Appeal of Teacher Salary
An appeal form is available for teachers to use to appeal classification level or date of eligibility for reclassification.
Further details of the appeal process can be found in Appendix F of the Teacher Classification in Saskatchewan guidelines.
For more information about appeals, contact:
Teacher Classification Board
Ministry of Education