Applying to the Master of Teaching Program
The Master of Teaching is a graduate level teacher education program offered through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. All OISE graduate studies programs operate under the umbrella of the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies, so all applicants must submit their application through the University of Toronto.
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.
A police record check is required in both Years 1 and 2 as part of the practice teaching experiences.
To apply to the MT Program on the SGS online application site, the following will help you to select the correct program:
Application Year: Fall 2023-Summer 2024
Start Session: Fall 2023 (Please note: The MT program only begins in the Fall session)
Graduate Unit: Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
Attendance Type: Full-time
Program of Study (Choose from 3 options): Master of Teaching in Teaching (Primary/Junior); Master of Teaching in Teaching (Junior/Intermediate); Master of Teaching in Teaching (Intermediate/Senior)
- All applicants must submit their application through the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies online application system.
- If you are a first-time applicant, click the link to Create an Account to begin your application. You will receive a verification code via email as part of the account creation process. After entering your verification code, you will create a password for your account.
- You may save and return to the application at any point in the process.
- To view the status of your application, including outstanding requirements, please log in to your account to view your applicant status portal.
- You can upload application materials, including unofficial transcripts, instructional experience chart, and more, through your applicant status portal after submitting your application. An application is officially submitted only after payment of both application fees.
Applicants to OISE can submit up to three (3) separate applications for consideration to OISE graduate programs. In the Master of Teaching program, there are three divisions to choose from – Primary/Junior (Grades K-6), Junior/Intermediate (Grades 4-10), and Intermediate/Senior (Grades 7-12).
If you want to be considered for more than one division (PJ, JI or IS), a separate application for each division is required. You will only be considered for the division(s) where an application has been submitted. Please choose carefully.
You can only apply to each division one time only in the same admission year.
Applicants to the Junior/Intermediate (J/I) division within the Elementary field
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.
Applicants to the Junior/Intermediate (J/I) division within the Elementary field must select one subject specialization, known as "teachable" or "teaching subject." Before applying to the J/I division, applicants must ensure they have the required number of prerequisite courses for the teaching subject. The prerequisites for teaching subjects in the J/I division are a minimum of 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) for the teaching subject from a recognized university. Note that the prerequisite for French (Second Language) is 5.0 FCEs.
Applicants to the Intermediate/Senior (I/S) division within the Secondary field
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.
Applicants to the Intermediate/Senior (I/S) division within the Secondary field must have two subject specializations, known as "teachable" or "teaching subject", of which one subject is selected as their first subject specialization and one as their second subject specialization. Before applying to the I/S division, applicants must ensure they have the required number of prerequisite courses for the teaching subject. The prerequisites are a minimum of 6.0 FCEs in the first teaching subject and a minimum of 3.0 FCEs in the second teaching subject from a recognized university. Note that the prerequisites for the teaching subjects French (Second Language), Science-Biology, Science-Chemistry, Science-Physics, and Science-General are 6.0 FCEs regardless of whether these teaching subjects are first or second subject specializations.
Faculty Questions: CTL
A statement of intent is not required. Instead, you must enter your response to each question in the text box provided in the online application. Do not upload a separate document.
In the Master of Teaching (MT) Program, there are three divisions to choose from - Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, and Intermediate/Senior. The online application system requires a separate application for each division. If you’re applying to more than one MT division, please be sure to use the exact same application materials (resumé, responses to faculty questions, referees, transcripts, instructional experience chart). With the exception of your rank order, you will need to copy and paste your responses to the Faculty Questions to subsequent MT division applications, therefore, keep a copy to reuse. Do not apply to the same MT division more than once.
OISE is committed to admitting teacher candidates who show openness and commitment to working towards equity and socially just practices within diverse classrooms, schools, families, and communities. See the OISE Guiding Principles on Equity and Diversity. You will be asked to answer the following questions.
- Question: Describe significant teaching and/or teaching-related experiences (up to a maximum of three experiences, at least one with a group) you have had with learners in school, work, or community settings. Reflecting on the insights that you have gained; how can you contribute to supporting and teaching students in school? How does this relate to what you can bring to the teaching profession? (maximum 500 words)
- Question: Describe a challenging situation you had with a learner or group of learners during one of the experiences mentioned in Question 1 above. How did the challenging situation impact the learner(s)? What did you learn about teaching and learning from this specific situation? (maximum 500 words)
- Question: Describe an experience that deepened your understanding of equity and social justice (you may wish to reference your own identities). How might this knowledge enable you to support the growth and success of diverse classrooms, schools, communities and/or learners? (maximum 500 words)
- Question (optional): Is there any additional information you want to share with the Admissions Committee that will inform their review of your application?
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.