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Becoming a Teacher


Teacher Education at OISE

Teacher Education has been a central part of education at the University of Toronto since the implementation of the Degree of Pedagogy in 1894 and the establishment of the Faculty of Education in 1907. OISE in its current form dates from the 1996 merger of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and the Faculty of Education of the University of Toronto (FEUT).

Our teacher education programs reflect not only OISE’s and the University’s institutional priorities and values, but also the Ontario College of Teachers’ regulatory Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession and the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession, 2008. Seven shared principles, informed by research on best practices in teacher education underpin our teacher education programs:

• Teaching excellence
• Equity, diversity and social justice
• Research-informed
• Cohort-based learning communities
• School/field/university partnerships
• Faculty collaboration
• Coherence

We invite you to discover our teacher education programs.

Master of Teaching Master of Arts in Child Study & Education

Why choose OISE for your initial teacher education?
OISE is a national and global leader in the field of education.  Read more at: Why Choose OISE.

Meet Our Teacher Candidates

Master of Teaching Student

Tim Phan
Master of Teaching

"The Master of Teaching program was attractive to me because I wanted to experience doing qualitative research in education, while still pursuing my teacher education program. OISE also gave me the confidence to pursue education outside of the typical classroom. I learned that education is much broader than a high school classroom, and my skills and experiences at OISE have helped me to pursue affecting education in a larger scheme."


Master of Teaching StudentAshley Yoannou
Master of Teaching

"The Master of Teaching program provided me the opportunity to receive my teaching certification while also engaging in an in-depth theoretical dialogue about issues relevant to education at a graduate level. The MT was the best of both worlds!"


MA Child Study and Education StudentNicole White
MA in Child Study and Education

"My experience at OISE has molded me into not only a teacher, but also a teacher-researcher, who consistently searches for ways to better my practice, strengthen my teaching and discover the potential within every student."




Curious About Student Life at OISE: Connect with a Student Ambassador

Our student ambassadors are current students who offer their authentic perspectives about being a graduate student at OISE.  By sharing their insights and experiences, they give you a little preview of  what may lie ahead for you at OISE.

Our ambassadors provide an interactive blog where you can learn about OISE from the unique student point-of-view. Their posts will cover topics such as student life in OISE; student, faculty and research profiles, academic and leisure events at OISE and the broader University of Toronto; and other interesting discoveries they make as an OISE student.

Read their student blogs >


Information for High School Students

It is never too early to start thinking about career options. 

If you are in high school and thinking of becoming a teacher, visit: Information for High School Students Interested in Teaching

Information for International Students

OISE welcomes applications from international students.

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

Read more in Information for International Students.


Contact Us at the Registrar's Office

We know that you have important questions and we are here to help. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

- If you have general questions about OISE teacher education programs, contact us at:
Email:  admissions@oise.utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-978-4300


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