How to Apply
What is the deadline for the submission of my application for the 2013 Fall Session?
The MT program is still accepting applications for admissions for the 2013-14 academic year. To keep up to date with our closing dates for our programs please click here.
What are the application requirements?
Admission to the MT Program requires the following:
- Academic preparation equivalent to a University of Toronto four-year bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of a mid-B average in the final year of the bachelor’s degree
Experience working with groups of children, preferably age-appropriate to the division to which you are applying.
What do I need to submit with my application?
You will include the following information:
- Transcripts: Official transcripts of an academic record from each and every university that you attended
- Letters of Reference: Two supporting letters of reference, one academic and one professional
- Resume: Resume or curriculum vitae
- Statement of Intent: In this statement, applicants should describe three significant teaching and/or teaching-related experiences they have had, especially with groups of children. With reference to these experiences, applicants should identify insights gained about teaching and learning and explain how, based on these insights, they might contribute to the education of students in today's schools. In addition, applicants are requested to list, in chart form, the extent of their experience working with children. The chart should include dates, locations of experience, role and number of hours working with students.
Since you are applying to a teacher education program, you also need to submit the following upon admission into the program:
Criminal Record Check: The MT program require successful completion of practice teaching in schools. School Boards require teacher education candidates on practice teaching assignments in Ontario schools to complete a satisfactory police record check prior to having direct contact with students. Without a satisfactory criminal record report, the schools will not allow teacher education candidates to participate in practice teaching. Teacher candidates who cannot obtain a satisfactory criminal record report will be unable to complete the requirements of the Master of Teaching degree.
Depending on the police service (e.g., Toronto Police Services and the RCMP), this form may need to be signed by OISE as the "agency" that is requesting the reference check. Although OISE is not the organization requiring the check, OISE has agreed to act as the "agency" in order for these checks to be completed before you have been assigned to a school for your placement. You must deal with the police service where you live and follow the procedures that they have in place.
- Canadian Birth Certificate: Students are no longer required to provide to the OISE Registrar's Office a photocopy of their Birth Certificate or proof of date and place of birth. However, you are required to submit this information to the Ontario College of Teachers when applying for certification.
Change of Name: 2 photocopies of a certificate of change of name where applicable.
How do I apply to the MT Program?
You can apply on-line click here