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  Teacher Education Information Session - October 14, 2017

Registration begins at 9am

Event starts at 9:30am

OISE Auditorium

RSVP here in the fall

McCarthy House entrance  

Master of Arts in Child Study and Education Program

A 2-year MA degree program that includes Elementary Certificate of Qualification from the Ontario College of Teachers 


The Child Study and Education (CSE) program offers a two-year, non-thesis MA that qualifies graduates to teach in elementary schools (Kindergarten to Grade 6) in Ontario. Our combination of teacher education and graduate degree training is intended to produce teacher-leaders who can apply research and theory in child study to their careers as educators. The MA CSE program and our faculty are part of the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Prospective Students

Learn more about our program, meet our faculty, and APPLY!

Current Students

Find information and resources if you are already enrolled in the MA CSE Program



About Child Study and Our Philosophy

Child Study is an orientation that includes broad child development theories and methods, along with understanding children through experience and direct observation. This combination of perspectives and approaches includes skills and attitudes useful to both teachers and researchers. A basic premise of our MA Child Study and Education program is that these skills in systematically studying children and engaging in informed reflection serve both research and professional practice.

Our Location

The MA CSE program is housed in historic McCarthy House at 45 Walmer Road in the Annex district of downtown Toronto on the University of Toronto's St. George campus, a few blocks away from the main OISE building (252 Bloor St. West). An exciting, large-scale revitalization project is currently underway! Google Map  UofT Campus Maps

We work closely with ...
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Robertson Program for Inquiry-based Teaching of Mathematics & Science Natural Curiosity: Building Children's Understanding of the World through Environmental Inquiry Atkinson Centre for Society and Child Development Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development Bloorview School Authority Integrated Kindergarten Program
Jessica Lindsay-Sonkin

I was employed right after graduation as the full day Junior Kindergarten teacher at an independent CAIS school in Belleville. I was then transferred to Senior Kindergarten and have been greatly enjoying applying child-centred inquiry-based practice since! I am still so inspired by Jackman ICS. My internship in the lab school classroom in particular has forever shaped who I am and how I view my role as an educator. The knowledge and skills I acquired while studying at JICS allowed me to be confident in my practice and know why I do everything that I do in the classroom. I now consistently think about the value of what we are teaching, why we are teaching it, and whether there is research to support it. I am always on the look-out for research-based practice that will have a meaningful impact on my students.

Jessica Lindsay-Sonkin, MA CSE graduate









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