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Online and Distance Education at OISE

Online Learning@OISE

Refer to either the graduate or continuing education calendar for details about fully online course offerings that can be earned toward your graduate degree or your additional teacher qualifications record. Apply for admission to any OISE program through the Registrar's office.

Graduate Online Professional Masters Degree:

Individual Graduate Program Courses:
It is also possible for OISE students to enroll in individual courses which are fully online and thereby obtain a Masters of Education or Master of Arts via distance education. The Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning currently offers the widest variety of fully online course offerings. There are also courses offered regularly by the other Departments.

  • Refer to the Graduate Course Calendar on this site or the Graduate Bulletin on the Registrar's site for a list of individual courses currently offered online. Link to the specific department below for departmental requirements.
  • Apply through the OISE Registrar's Office.


Continuing Education Programs

Each semester the Department of Continuing Education at OISE offers a range of fully online Additional Qualification (AQ) Courses for Ontario teachers.


Initial Teacher Education

Many Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program courses are offered in a blended format and use the various technologies supported on this site. However, at the present time on-site attendance is required for both the one-year Consecutive Program (ITE) and the new five-year Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP). For more on ITE programs, which include include the B.Ed in Elementary, Secondary or Dip.Tech Ed., the CTEP program and at the graduate level the MT and ICS MA, see the main OISE web site and Accreditation 2005.


General Information

Continuing Education:
Graduate Departments
Departments which currently offer graduate courses online include:

Learning Approach:
Three main online environments are used at OISE primarily based on a collaborative asynchronous learning model.

Not sure which one you might be using?

That's up to the instructor or program, but OISE fosters flexibility in how teaching and learning occurs. For a quick look, see:


Remember, a computer and Internet connection form the basic technical requirements. Check out the student and toolbox sections of this site for more information about processes and technologies.