University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies

Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development (CSTD) (M.Ed.)

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Program Information

School:University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Field of Study:Curriculum and Instruction
Description:The M.Ed. program of study (Option IV) consists of ten half-courses, at least five of which are 1000-level courses normally undertaken in the Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development Program, and may be taken on a full- or part-time basis. Students are required to complete CTL1000H. Additional study may be required either within the degree program or prior to admission depending on previous experience and academic qualifications. Applicants should refer to the OISE Graduate Admissions. Ordinarily, students who enter this program will have a minimum of one year of professional experience.

URL:Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development (CSTD) (M.Ed.) at University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
International: $34,220

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    An appropriate bachelor's degree with high academic standing (equivalent to at least mid-B or better in final year) from a recognized university. (See the Admission Requirements section of individual departments in this Bulletin for programs which require specified undergraduate disciplines and/or a higher standing.) A year of professional education for teaching, or the equivalent in pedagogical content, is helpful. At least one year of relevant, successful, professional experience. A bachelor's degree or other first degree does not necessarily confer eligibility for admission to graduate study at OISE. The university reserves the right to determine whether or not credentials of degree-granting institutions meet the standards for admission to University of Toronto programs of study. Applicants who hold professionally-oriented or applied degrees, and who wish to pursue a graduate degree in Education, must be prepared for the possibility of taking some academic makeup courses at the undergraduate level before being eligible for consideration for admission to graduate study. Applicants who graduated five or more years ago but without achieving sufficiently high standing for admission to a graduate program may be considered for admission if a department wishes to pursue non-standard admission and if, since graduation they have done significant intellectual work and/or made a significant professional contribution that can be considered equivalent to a higher academic standing. This contribution and its impact on the profession must be detailed and documented (e.g. publications, research, professional advancement, development of new skills, responsibility, etc.) and presented as part of the application.

    Application Notes : In the Statement of Purpose, applicants should state the reasons they wish to study curriculum at the graduate level. The chief academic interests, professional concerns, and career plans within curriculum should be discussed. The admissions committee reviews this Statement to determine the kind of curriculum problem or area of study in which an applicant is most interested. It also looks for signs of his or her intellectual maturity and ability to write Visit the Graduate Admissions website this Fall! Application information for the 2016-17 academic year will be available in late-September. The main application deadline is Tuesday December 1, 2015.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Students must be able to communicate effectively in English for studies at the University of Toronto. Applicants from outside Canada whose primary language is not English, and who were educated in a university outside Canada where the primary language of instruction and examination in the full academic program is not English, must demonstrate English proficiency to acceptable standards through an acceptable language proficiency test.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 25, 2018