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  1. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    I have no idea, I may be a tardy student, but I do not really inquire much about absence policies. These are just details I have observed from my peers, so I don't not have 1st hand info on his.
  2. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    1-2 absences are fine. The instructor may or may not require you to do some make-up stuff online, but that’s up to the them. They are very lax about attendance, as long as it’s not a presentation date. I believe, from speaking with others, that Philip Marsh requires weekly and timely submissions that ask you to reflect on the readings each week (approx 2-3 articles). So the workload should be fine.
  3. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    BTW. Practicum is fine. Honestly, its by far the best part of the program. It's everything else that is wrong. There were a few that dropped out because of it, but out of all those who came back from 1st practicum, the reception was overwhelmingly positive.
  4. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    There are many issues I've seen so far from 1st year. The large majority of the curriculum emphasizes political discussions (left-wing typically), social justice, and anti-discrimination policies. Although it is important to have an understanding of these elements to become a teacher, not everyone has the interest to pursue these particular topics (esp. math/science teachers). While most lecturers are great (or even the best of their field I'd say!), there are a few that are absolutely awful. One such lecturer was from the Indigenous experiences course we had, which received overwhelmingly negative course evaluations from all the students. The course content was fine, but the lecturer's presentation and communication skills was not of proficient quality, and far from professional. Be VERY VERY careful with your opinions. The lecturers are nice and understanding, however, your colleagues may be a little bit judgmental and take things personally. This is CRUCIAL, since this is a cohort-based program. You'll see these people for 16 full months for all your courses (minus 2 electives). There is a LARGE amount of readings and written reflections you have to do each week. An absolute time sink especially for people who still work part-time. The actual research component is rather weak. The MTRP is no "thesis" in any way shape or form. You are limited to writing review summaries of other published work and regurgitating them into one summative argument. You have the option of expanding your MTRP into an advanced QRP paper, but you do not gain any extra course credit.
  5. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    Just a question for all of you, was the OISE program the only teacher ed program you applied for? Not to demean OISE or anything, but the overall reception of the MT program as a whole has been rather terrible throughout. Maybe its just us students complaining, but almost everyone dislikes the way things are run by the admins here. It's not really known to give benefits over BEd, yet the MT tuition is double the amount (12k, vs 6-7k) There are is no A4, no additional certifications, or increased employment rates to show for the additional costs. Its just a "masters" in name, as UofT doesn't accept their own MT students to go into any of their PhD programs. The only reason why I went here was because I've done my undergrad here at UofT, and I know the campus area.
  6. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    I actually overloaded with 6.0 load in my final year at UofT. I don't think it really mattered in the end though, as long as you are taking reasonable amount of credits (>4.0), it should be ok.
  7. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    Then again, it might be different for PJ and JI people? There's a facebook group called "Master of Teaching (OISE/UT)" You can ask people there for more info, its good to get some info from other people besides me.
  8. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    I am pretty certain this is not true, unless they are overhauling the entire schedule for MT this upcoming year. Here's a sample of my timetable from October, as provided by OISE's pepper platform. Note that red = events and activities which are optional.
  9. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    Yup, you are right. I believe we had new people coming into our cohort 2 weeks into the program. Both of them were previously waitlisted. I believe they stop accepting wait lists after that though, since missed evaluations and assignments will accrue.
  10. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    Study??? *Insert meme here* In all seriousness, there isn't anything to study for. We teachers make our students do all that. There are lots of readings, essays and presentations, but there aren't any exams or tests to study for. With Tuesdays and Fridays off, most people find part-time work, do internships, or voluntarily extend their practicums across these weekdays. That is correct, you don't need to register for classes as first year. Virtually all classes are chosen for you, with the exception of 2 electives in year 2.
  11. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    Yes. It’s can even go up to 6 credits if you apply for catholic school board accreditation. Classes go M, W, Thr. From 9am-noon, and then 1-4pm. Reglious education (6th optional class) go from 5-8pm Monday’s.
  12. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    RE: UTAPs. Its free money from OSAP, everyone who applied for it gets approx $2500 credit. RE: Internships. See some old OISE internships here. https://supo-app.oise.utoronto.ca/supo/internship/postings/
  13. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    That's something you'll have to figure out on your own. Just like a regular masters/doctoral thesis, you approach and contact a faculty supervisor on your own. They advise you on the next steps, providing general feedback etc...
  14. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    Sure, but that’s going to be a lot on your plate. Keep in mind you have five courses per term along with practicum placements. If you are seriously going into teaching, you should be signing up for internships and part time teaching jobs to make yourself competitive. PhD and research exp are not on the top of the priority list for hiring boards. There are very few people I know in the program who are not tutoring/teaching. You will not be very competitive in the hiring process without job experience.
  15. Jackson8918

    Master of teaching OISE 2018

    More or less. Though 99% of the students who applied for OSAP get $2500 rebate from UTAPs. Yes, but there is a catch. PhD programs require that you have written a masters thesis or dissertation. While the MT program has a research project, it alone does not suffice. To apply for PhD or EdD, you must write a 100-page qualifying research paper. Either this, or do a research-based masters degree (MA or MSc).
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