Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development

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The Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development (CSTD) Program is a forum for systematic reflection on curriculum, viewed in the broadest sense as educational experiences that occur in both formal and informal settings. This includes a critical examination of the substance (subject matter, courses, programs of study), purposes, and practices used for bringing about learning in educational settings.

The CSTD program includes three areas of interest, which reflect overlapping and intersecting areas of strength in the whole Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development Program. One of these areas of interest can be taken as part of an emphasis in Critical Studies in Curriculum and Pedagogy. More details on the clusters.

Critical Studies in Curriculum & Pedagogy

Taking curriculum and pedagogy broadly defined as points of departure, the Critical Studies in Curriculum and Pedagogy cluster is a forum for systematic and interdisciplinary reflection on the myriad of processes and contexts related to educational experience, from schools and local communities, to media and transnational cultural contexts. The cluster encourages a critical exploration of educational phenomena, within and beyond the scope of schools, with a focus on power relations and social justice issues.

Learning, Schools, & Innovations

The Learning, Schools, and Innovations cluster emphasizes scholarship concerning the nature of learning and instruction in formal and informal settings, building on a broad academic literature in educational research, the learning sciences, evaluation and assessment, and learning and instruction within subject areas. The focus is to achieve a theoretical understanding of learning and instruction, embedding that theory in powerful innovations, and advancing the research.

Teaching & Teacher Education

This cluster focuses on the study of teaching and teacher learning across the curriculum. The term "teacher" is used broadly to include those who work in schools, district and government offices, and diverse settings (e.g., museum studies, outdoor education centres).​

Degrees Offered

Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development - MEd, MA, PhD

​​​​​Quick Facts

DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MA-Please visit OISE website.
MEd-Please visit OISE website.
PhD-Please visit OISE website.
MA-Please visit OISE website.
MEd-Please visit OISE website.
PhD-Please visit OISE website.
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-n/a
MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MA-mid-B
MEd-mid-B
PhD-B+
MA-mid-B
MEd-mid-B
PhD-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-no
MA-n/a
MEd-n/a
PhD-no
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MA-after
MEd-n/a
PhD-after
MA-after
MEd-n/a
PhD-after
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MA-no
MEd-n/a
PhD-no
MA-no
MEd-n/a
PhD-no
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MA-Applicant
MEd-n/a
PhD-Applicant
MA-Applicant
MEd-n/a
PhD-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MA-6 sessions
MEd-4 sessions
PhD-4 years
MA-6 sessions
MEd-4 sessions
PhD-4 years
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar