Frequently Asked Questions

  • When can I apply?
  • Do I need to be in the Education & Society Minor
  • Is there any way to be in the Combined Program if I'm unable to take the Education & Society Minor?
  • What are 'teachable subjects'?
  • How many teachable subjects do I need?
  • I want to teach Primary/Junior (K-6), do I still need to have teachable subjects?


When can I apply?

Students in their third year of study may apply in the Fall term for the following academic year.


Do I need to be in the Education & Society Minor?

Yes. You must already be enrolled in the Education & Society Minor to apply.


Is there any way to be in the Combined Program if I'm unable to take the Education & Society Minor?

Unfortunately, no. If you are not already enrolled in the minor by your third year, you will not have sufficient time to complete the minor and meet the requirements for the Combined Program.

However, you may still be eligible for the Masters of Education Program at OISE. Please visit their website for further details: www.oise.utoronto.ca


What are 'teaching subjects'?

Teaching subjects (i.e. English, Math etc) are subjects where a teacher candidate must meet certain qualifications in order to teach them. 


How many teaching subjects do I need?

Regardless of what level you intend to teach, you will need to have two teaching subjects. One of these two subjects must be in English, History, Mathematics, or Social Sciences.

For a complete list of teaching subjects, please visit OISE's website: www.oise.utoronto.ca


I want to teach Primary/Junior (K-6), do I still need to have teaching subjects?

Yes: you still need to have two teaching subjects.


How many credits in each teaching subject do I need?

You need 6.0 Full Course Equivalents (FCEs) in your primary teaching subject, and 3.0 FCEs in your second teaching subject. However, if your second teaching subject is a Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or General Science) or Second Language (e.g. French), then you must have 6.0 FCEs in that subject as well.


What if I am unable to meet the teaching subject FCE requirements by the time I graduate?

Should you be unable to meet the FCE requirements, your conditional admission to the Combined Program will be rescinded.

However, you may still be eligible for the Masters of Education Program at OISE. Please visit their website for further details: www.oise.utoronto.ca




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