Master of Arts in Child Study & Education
Master of Arts in Child Study & Education Overview
Improve the lives of children by becoming an exemplary teacher. Each child’s wellbeing is at the centre of everything we do.
Welcome! The Master of Arts in Child Study and Education (MA-CSE) is well-suited to those interested in child-centred, research-informed practice and an inquiry approach to teaching.
Each child needs to feel safe and secure to follow their natural curiosities and develop a love of learning. Fostering a “community of care” is important.
We believe student teachers learn to be teachers through a combination of coursework, extensive practice teaching, studying children, and seeing good practice modelled – both in their academic courses and in practice teaching.
Our program is based on the belief that successful teaching requires a deep understanding of children:
- Understanding child development theories
- Learning a range of effective teaching strategies
- Acquiring an identity as a professional
The Master of Arts in Child Study and Education (MA-CSE) is well-suited to those interested in child-centred, research-informed practice and an inquiry approach to teaching. You don’t need to have a psychology or research background to apply. Our aim is to prepare students for careers as thoughtful, compassionate and equitable educators who can apply research and theory in child study to their teaching to meet the needs of diverse learners and schools. Our students consider the “why” behind everything they do in classrooms.
At a Glance
Full time (5 terms)
Coursework & Placements
For current information about tuition fees, funding, and financial support, visit Tuition and Financial Support.
Applications to the MA in Child Study and Education for 2023-2024 admissions cycle is set to open early October 2022.
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Why I Chose Applied Psychology & Human Development
Correnda Downey (Master of Arts, 2020)
Child Study and Education
As a pre-service educator, you are in the special position of observer and explorer. Having the opportunity to grow and develop your pedagogy alongside mentors and colleagues is an invaluable experience.
Master of Arts in Child Study & Education Admission Requirements
- 22 half-courses (or equivalent)
- Successful placements in both Year 1 and Year 2
- Students in the Research-Intensive Training field must complete a Major Research Paper
- Demonstrate knowledge of the acts and regulations respecting education in Ontario
The program is completed on a full-time basis:
- Year 1: Courses and practicum September to April, courses during spring and summer
- Year 2: Courses and practicum in one term (internship term), courses only in the other (academic term)
Registration in the second year is contingent upon successful completion of all first-year work.
Additional Program Information
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Take the next step in your academic journey and start your application to graduate studies at OISE.