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

Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development (Ph.D.)

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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:Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Family and Community Services
Description:The Ph.D. is intended primarily as preparation for academic positions in universities, and demands a strong commitment to curriculum research. The Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development Program offers both a full-time and a flexible-time Ph.D. program option. Applicants must declare the option(s) for which they are interested in applying. (See the OISE Graduate Admissions for other admission and program requirements.)
URL:Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development (Ph.D.) at University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:6 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $33,110
Careers:Community and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements


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    Ph.D. Admission Requirements - Full time Ph.D. option: Applicants are accepted under SGS general regulations. A University of Toronto master's degree in education or its equivalent from a recognized university, in the same area of specialization as proposed at the doctoral level, completed with an average grade equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better is required. Further documentation may be required to establish equivalence. Applicants will ordinarily have a minimum of two years professional experience prior to applying. All applicants are required to submit, along with the application. Their master's thesis or a sample of single-authored scholarly writing. For information on writing samples review these 'tips' on doctoral applications. A Statement of Intent describing their reasons for wishing to take the Program, previous qualifications and professional experiences, particular research or professional interests, and future career goals. Two academic letters of reference, or one academic and one professional letter of reference. Flexible time Ph.D. option: In addition to the full-time admission requirements outlined above, applicants to the flexible-time Ph.D. should demonstrate that they are active professionals engaged in activities relevant to their proposed program of study.

    Application Notes : Although the minimum requirement for admission to a master's program is the equivalent of a University of Toronto bachelor's degree with standing equivalent to a University of Toronto mid-B, students normally need a higher academic standing to compete effectively with the large number of applicants to be considered each year. Given the limited number of students this department may accept into the majority of its programs, not all eligible students can be admitted.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    All applicants must submit a Statement of Purpose, which is a carefully prepared short essay telling the admissions committee why the applicant wishes to undertake a graduate program in curriculum. Refer to the applicable degree for specified issues that should be addressed. The statement is an essential part of every application; an applicant who omits it will not be considered for admission. MA and PhD applicants are asked to include in their statement the names of one or more faculty members with whom they might like to do research. Two letters of reference - Master's Candidates: where possible one reference should be from a university professor who knows the applicant's current scholarship and/or professional work; Doctoral Candidates: two academic letters of reference, or one academic and one professional letter of reference.

    * 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