Master of Teaching
Master of Teaching Overview
The Master of Teaching in (MT) program offers students a unique educational opportunity, which combines teacher qualification with advanced study of educational theory and an opportunity to conduct research. The program provides students with a strong grounding in curriculum; human development; ethics and educational law; equity diversity and inclusion; Indigenous education; educational technology; instructional planning; instructional design; and learning theory. Students enjoy three practice teaching experiences in which they develop their skills as teachers and extend the theoretical and practical knowledge they acquired in the academic portion of the program.
This program involves two years of full-time study leading to a Master of Teaching degree. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for an Ontario Teachers' Certificate of Qualification, which qualifies them to teach in either the Primary and Junior (P/J) divisions, the Junior and Intermediate (J/I) divisions, or the Intermediate and Senior (I/S) divisions of Ontario schools.
The program includes: formal coursework, teaching and research seminars, and practice teaching.
The 20-month program is normally completed on a full-time basis in 5 terms:
Terms 1 and 2 (Fall and Winter sessions, September to April)
Term 3 (Summer session, May to August)
Terms 4 and 5 (Fall and Winter sessions, September to April).
Registration in Terms 4 and 5 is contingent upon successful completion of all courses in Terms 1, 2, and 3 and two successful placements.
Applicants must select one of the following teaching divisions:
Primary/Junior (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6)
Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4 to 10)
Intermediate/Senior (Grades 7 to 12).
At a Glance
Full-time (5 sessions full-time)
Registration Sequence (typical): F/W/S/F/W
Coursework (22 half courses)
Funding and Tuition
For current information about tuition fees, funding, and financial support, visit Tuition and Financial Support.
Applications to the Master of Teaching for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle are open.
To view updated program deadlines, visit the OISE application deadlines and closing dates page.
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Why I Chose Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
Susan He (Master of Teaching 2018, Master of Education 2020)
Program Coordinator, Undergraduate
PhD student, Higher Education and Educational Policy
There is no better place to develop the skills as an educator and to springboard into a career in educational research than the MT program at OISE. Once I began to embrace and open up to the vulnerabilities of being a teacher and researcher in this field, my confidence and relationship with people and texts in this field also blossomed. Since then, I have been able to explore a range of topics in education broadly that benefits from my training as a secondary teacher. In my current profession and research, I engage with the issues and interconnectedness between access to higher education, academic policies, and student development.
Master of Teaching Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements
Please visit the OISE Admissions website for detailed information about the application process, including general minimum admission requirements and supporting documents.
Note: You cannot apply to the Master of Teaching program through the Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) run by OUAC (Ontario Universities' Application Centre).
At the University of Toronto, we strive to be an equitable, diverse and inclusive community. Our teaching, scholarship and other activities take place in the context of a highly diverse society. Reflecting this diversity in our own community contributes to the diversification of ideas and perspectives and thereby enriches our scholarship, teaching and other activities. OISE is dedicated to admitting qualified candidates who reflect the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of Toronto’s schools.
Program-Specific Information (Minimum Admission Requirements)
Minimum admission requirements for this program are:
- An appropriate honours bachelor’s degree (4-year) or equivalent with standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year or over senior courses.
- English Language Proficiency (if required)
- Please see the SGS calendar for more details.
- For applicants applying to the Junior/Intermediate (J/I), review the Junior/Intermediate Prerequisites to ensure you have the required number of prerequisite courses for ONE teaching subject.
- For applicants applying to the Intermediate/Senior (I/S), review the Intermediate/Senior Prerequisites to ensure you have the required prerequisite courses for TWO teaching subjects.
- For applicants applying to the Primary/Junior (P/J), there are no additional admission requirements for this division.
The Admissions division of the Registrar's Office and Student Experience and the Master of Teaching program cannot provide an assessment of credentials for teaching subject eligibility or academic standing prior to submission of an application.
For detailed information on application steps visit the Office of the Registrar and Student Services website.
You can apply for one, two or three OISE programs within the same academic year under one total application fee and if the program is open for application. Your choices are final, therefore choose carefully. Do not apply to the same program of study/division more than once.
Not all eligible applicants are guaranteed admission.
Your Application Package
We are looking for applicants who have sound academic backgrounds, a deep interest in equitable education and socially just practices, as well as previous experience as an instructor, mentor, or tutor. Since this is a teaching certification program, you should not apply if you already have teaching qualifications in Canada (i.e. Ontario College of Teachers certification, Bachelor of Education degree).
Additional Degree Information
After Applying to the Master of Teaching Program
What Happens After You Submit Your Application?
Once you've completed your application, understand what happens next by visiting the "Application submitted" webpage.
Newly Admitted Students Information
Applicants who receive an official "Offer of Admission" result letter can view the Newly Admitted Students webpage for information about the next steps.
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