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Becoming a Teacher in Canada: Information for International Students

ITE - International Students
 OISE welcomes applications from international students.
• About OISE's Programs in Teacher Education
• About OISE University of Toronto
• About the University of Toronto
• University of Toronto Rankings
• About Toronto and Ontario
• Meet Our International Students
• Other Helpful Web Links

If you would like to become a Canadian-certified teacher, you should explore what the University of Toronto has to offer.  Our programs leads to a recommendation for teacher certification which is respected widely around the world.

Explore becoming a Canadian-certified teacher with a graduate degree from the University of Toronto!

About OISE's Graduate Programs in Teacher Education

OISE offers distinct graduate programs in teacher education.

Our teacher candidates in our Master of Teaching (MT) and Master of Arts in Child Study and Education (MA-CSE) programs undertake advanced study in the educational sciences and at the same time meet the requirements for licensure to teach in Ontario.  Graduates of these programs earn both a graduate degree and are eligible for certification to teach in Ontario.

Graduates from our MT and MA-CSE programs become education leaders who possess the expertise to improve teaching and learning and to work with other educators to drive change and improvement in the system. Many of these OISE graduates go on to assume leadership positions not only in education but in healthcare, government and the private sector.

Explore our graduate programs in teacher education
Master of Teaching in Elementary and Secondary link Master of Arts in Child Study and Education link


About OISE University of Toronto

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Located in Toronto, Ontario, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto is recognized around the world as a leader in initial and continuing teacher education, graduate programs in education and education research.




OISE is the largest and most research-intensive faculty of education in Canada, and one of the largest in North America. Guided by our commitment to equity and social justice, and mindful of our special responsibility to lead, we will enhance our impact as we continue to shape how the world thinks and goes about education.

Read more about OISE:
About OISE | Why Choose OISE


About the University of Toronto

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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university and recognized as a global leader in research and teaching.


The University of Toronto's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

University of Toronto Rankings

  • The 2013/14 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world's best universities over 30 different subject areas: In the subject area of Education, OISE University of Toronto is ranked #14 in the world, and #1 amongst Canadian universities. See 2013/14 QS World University Rankings by Subject-Education open new window - Citizen and Immigration Canada , 2013.

  • The University of Toronto has been recognized as the top university in Canada and one of the top 20 in the world according to the 2013/14 Times Higher Education (THE) World University report. Read news bulletinopen new window - Citizen and Immigration Canada, October 2, 2013
  • University of Toronto ranked #1 in Canada and 16th Globally in Survey of World Academic Leaders. Read news bulletinopen new window - Citizen and Immigration Canada
  • Toronto ranked among world’s top cities for university students in QS Best Student Cities 2012 list. Read news bulletinopen new window - Citizen and Immigration Canada,
  • OISE ranked as Canada's top school for teacher education in 8th Annual Knights School Results, 2011. Read articleopen new window - Citizen and Immigration Canada from Corporate Knights, 27 September 27, 2011


About Toronto and Ontario

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Home to more the 2 million people, Toronto is the hub of the nation's commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural life, and is the capital of the Province of Ontario.

Toronto's population is one of the most diverse in the world. As Canada's economic capital, Toronto has a high quality of life and reliable services, in one of the safest urban environments in the world. Toronto is a major scene for theatre and other performing arts, with more than fifty ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, two symphony orchestras and a host of theatres. The city also has more museums and art galleries then you can imagine.

With a population of more than 13 million, Ontario is home to about one in three Canadians. Diverse cultural backgrounds make up this vibrant province, a magnet for industry, the arts and innovation.

Read more about living in Torontoopen new window - Citizen and Immigration Canada.

There is also lots to discover outside of Toronto also...
Not only is Toronto a great city to live in, but it is close by numerous other attractions. Read more about the great things you can do outside of Torontoopen new window - Citizen and Immigration Canada.

Meet Our International Students

International StudentShivani P. Sitar, 2013-14

Coming from Madagascar to Canada is a huge change.

I chose OISE because OISE is known as one of the best when it comes to teaching programs and having OISE will be an advantage in the workplace.

I have met some great people at OISE and I am thankful for that!


International Student

Adam Kostecki, 2012-13

The reasons I chose OISE:
• the reputation of the University of Toronto worldwide
• the University of Toronto's downtown and accessible location 
• Toronto is the most diverse city in Canada which lends to exposure of a range of  ideas, people and social issues"




Other Helpful Web Links

Admissions Information
If you are interested in becoming a Canadian-certified teacher, we are interested in talking with you.

Web: Graduate Studies Admissions

Email: gradstudy.oise@utoronto.ca
Tel: 416-978-1682


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