Welcome to OISE
Welcome to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.
Since 1907, our community of students, alumni, faculty, and staff has helped build the University of Toronto’s reputation as one the leading centres in the world for the study of education. This has taken many institutional forms at the University over the past century, including a Faculty of Education, a College of Education and an Institute of Education. Today OISE is a departmentalized division of the University that offers four different routes into the profession of teaching, as well as a diverse set of graduate programs in areas such as adult education, early childhood education, educational leadership, counselling psychology, curriculum studies, equity studies and applied psychology. Through our division of Continuing Education, we offer professional development courses for experienced teachers in all phases of their careers.
OISE’s mission is to integrate wide ranging research, excellent teacher education and rigorous graduate programs to advance teaching and learning in the many contexts where they occur. We emphasize quality, social justice and collaboration. We know that learning is a life-long activity, which takes place in a variety of environments. Partnerships are an integral part of our mandate and help ensure that field-based knowledge, scholarship and research continue to enrich one another. Our work draws upon many academic disciplines and diverse perspectives, aspiring to the highest standards of scholarly and professional excellence.
We invite you to explore this website, find out more about what we are doing and join our community as a student. Our commitment is to continue inspiring education within our University, our city, our country and around the world. We welcome your participation and your contributions to that goal.