Associate Membership

Associate membership is granted to the following persons upon application and payment of the prescribed fee: (a) superintendents of schools employed by school boards;
(b) teachers employed by the Government of Alberta; (c) members of the faculties of education of the universities in Alberta; (d) teachers employed as faculty members in public colleges; (e) teachers engaged in teacher education in private colleges affiliated with any of the universities in Alberta; (f) teachers in private schools or kindergartens; (g) teachers in schools within the province operated by the Government of Canada;
(h) teachers employed by the Association or any of its local associations;
(i) unemployed teachers; (j) teachers pursuing further studies on a full-time basis;
(k) retired teachers; (l) teachers employed in community education programs operated by agencies other than school boards; (m) teachers employed by the Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund Board; (n) teachers employed by charter schools; (o) persons not eligible for active membership employed by school boards as social workers, psychologists, therapists or clinicians; (p) other persons or classes of persons which the Provincial Executive Council may designate, from time to time, subject to the ratification of the Annual Representative Assembly. In addition, the Teaching Profession Act allows certain central office staff members to elect associate membership.

Associate members have the right to vote and, subject to the bylaws, have the right to hold office in the Association. However, they are not subject to the Association’s disciplinary provisions.

The fee for associate members is $186.30 per annum effective September 1, 2015.

To apply for associate membership, download, fill out and return an associate membership application formpdf.

Associate membership for teachers at charter and private schools

Click here to read about the benefits of associate membership to teachers at charter and private schools.