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Admission requirements & selection criteria
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS & SELECTION CRITERIA
To be eligible for consideration applicants must meet our requirements in each of the following three areas:
- English Proficiency
- Academic Standing
- Experience Background
All applicants are required to give evidence of their oral and written proficiency in English. This requirement can be satisfied with one of the following criteria:
- their mother tongue or first language is English, OR
- they have studied full-time for at least three years (or equivalent in part-time studies) in a university where the language of instruction and examination was English and which was located in a country where the first language is English, OR
- they have achieved the required level of proficiency on one of the tests in English language acceptable to OISE.
For further information, please refer to the website section on English Language Proficiency Requirement for Consecutive Initial Teacher Education Programs.
Applicants must hold an approved degree from a university (or other degree-granting post-secondary institution) whose accreditation is acceptable to the University of Toronto with at least a "B" range average in 15 full-year courses (or equivalent in half courses). This degree must be conferred not later than the fall convocation in the year of registration at OISE.
Our academic assessment of your average is based on the best 15 full-year courses (or equivalent in half courses) of undergraduate level academic course work. This assessment is based on the official transcripts you submit by our application deadline.
NOTE: For the purpose of applying for admission to the B.Ed. degree program at OISE, an "approved degree" must include at least 15 full-year courses (or equivalent) beyond grade 12 secondary school graduation and can have a maximum of 10 full year courses (or equivalent in half courses) credited from institutions that are not considered by OISE to be accredited degree-granting institutions. (For more information, please refer to Information Sheet: Guidelines for Understanding What is an Acceptable Degree for Application to the OISE B.Ed. Program.
- Applicants with a "C" range average at the time of application will not be considered for admission.
- Applicants are advised to hold, or be in the final year of a four-year degree. (Applicants with a completed three-year degree can be considered, but are at a significant competitive disadvantage.)
- Applicants who have completed fewer than 15 full-year courses (or equivalent in half courses) at the time of application will not be considered for admission.
- An "A" average or a completed graduate degree can be a competitive advantage.
Using the OISE Applicant Profile, applicants provide a written reflection based on personal experiences that they believe have helped to prepare them for teaching. These experiences can take a wide variety of forms. What is most important is the ability to clearly articulate insights that have been gained from these experiences in terms of understanding of teaching and learning, and understanding of teachers’ roles in appreciating diversity and promoting equity and social justice.
- The Applicant Profile is divided into three parts. Applicants must receive a "Pass" in all parts in order to be considered for admission. (See Info Sheet: The Applicant Profile for information about completing the Profile.)
- A strong Applicant Profile can be a competitive advantage.
NOTE: Your Applicant Profile will not be read if:
a) you do not satisfy our academic requirement (e.g., "C" range academic average, or completion of fewer than 15 full-year courses), or
b) you do not satisfy our English Language Proficiency requirement.
OISE is committed to:
- admitting teacher candidates with the potential of becoming excellent teachers and educational leaders;
- admitting a diverse group of teacher candidates that reflects the diverse student body in Toronto and Ontario schools; and,
- admitting teacher candidates who show an openness and commitment to working towards equity in diverse classrooms and schools.
Last year we received 3,995 applications for 960 spaces. As a result we were unable to offer admission to many qualified applicants.
In making our selection decisions we will consider factors such as:
faculty resources and practice teaching opportunities available for specific teaching subjects — this may result in the imposition of limits on the number of candidates that we will admit into some teaching subjects, especially as it relates to those subjects or divisions for which there is a limited job market (e.g., Social Sciences-General)
- identified provincial needs — applicants with a four-year degree related to a curriculum area (e.g., French) for which there is high teacher demand can be at an advantage in the competition for admission.
NOTE: OISE will suspend the evaluation of an application as soon as it is determined that any basic admission requirement will not be satisfied. For example, a strong academic standing will not compensate for a weak Applicant Profile or problems associated with the English Language Proficiency Requirement. Similarly, a strong Applicant Profile will not compensate for weak academic standing or problems associated with the English Language Proficiency requirement.
OISE Registrar's Office, Initial Teacher Education Admissions Unit
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