Music Education (Stream), Bachelor of Music / Master of Teaching

Mus MusEd MusBac / MT: Introduction


The Combined Degree Program (CDP): STG, Bachelor of Music, Music, Stream in Music ​Education / Master of Teaching is designed for Music Education students who are interested in pursuing a teaching career to gain early, conditional admission to the ​Master of Teaching (MT) program.

Students earn a bachelor’s degree and an accredited professional MT degree, and wil​l be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for an Ontario Teacher’s Certificate of Qualifications as elementary or se​condary school teacher​s. Distinct advant​ages include:​

  • early application to the MT program (in Year 3) and conditional admission to the MT program;

  • eligibility for certification as a teacher in Ontario; and

  • eligibility to apply for doctoral study​.

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4.3​​.​


Bachelor of Music Program, Faculty of Music

Master of Teaching Program, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

Mus MusEd MusBac / MT: Application Process

  • ​Applicants apply to the Bachelor of Music (MusBac) program, the MT program, and the CDP.

  • Applicants must gain independent admission to both the MusBac and MT programs before they may be considered for admission to the CDP.​

Mus MusEd MusBac / MT: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requireme​nts

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the MusBac program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MT program.

  • To be given full, unconditional admission to the MT program, applicants must:

    • maintain at least a B+ (3.3) average in their final year of study in the MusBac program or over upper-level (C- and D-level) courses;

    • achieve at least a B+ average in the 1.0 graduate FCE taken in Year 4;

    • successfully complete the requirements of the MusBac program;

    • be conferred with the MusBac degree.​

  • In their Statement of Intent, applicants should indicate their preferred option (i.e., Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, or Intermediate/Senior) and describe three significant teaching and/or teaching-related experiences that they have had, especially with groups of children. With reference to these experiences, applicants should identify insights gained about teaching and learning and explain how, based on these insights, they might contribute to the education of students in today's schools. On their resumé, applicants should list, in chart form, the extent of their teaching experiences. The chart should include dates, location of experience, role, and number of hours working with students.

  • Regardless of the option to which applicants are applying (i.e., Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, or Intermediate/Senior), they will have completed a minimum of 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as part of the Music program requirements in the first teaching subject and a minimum of 3.0 FCEs in the second teaching subject from a recognized university. Note that the teaching subjects French (Second Language), Science-Biology, Science-Chemistry, Science-Physics, and Science-General require a minimum of 6.0 FCEs in university courses regardless of whether these teaching subjects are first or second subject specializations. Note also that applicants may only choose either Music-Instrumental or Music-Vocal.

  • The 22 eligible teaching subjects (note that not all teaching subjects are offered this year):

    1. Business studies: accounting

    2. Business studies: general

    3. Dramatic arts

    4. English

    5. French as a second language

    6. Geography

    7. Health and physical education

    8. History

    9. International language: ​German

    10. International language: Italian

    11. International language: Spanish

    12. International language: other

    13. Mathematics

    14. Music: instrumental

    15. Music: vocal

    16. Religious education

    17. Science: biology

    18. Science: chemistry

    19. Science: physics

    20. Science: general

    21. Social science: general

    22. Visual arts.​

  • Please see the contact information to find details on each program’s admission requirements.

Academic Path to Completion

Every CDP involves a specific combination of approved degree programs. The CDP requirements build on those of the two separate degree programs. Each CDP has a unique pattern of academic activity year by year.​



​​Specific Requirements

1 to 4
  • MusBac degree requirements.
  • 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) in graduate courses taken in Year 4 are counted towards the MT program requirements.
  • Year 1 required courses (6.17 FCEs):
    • EMU130Y1, EMU150H1, EMU151H1, EMU152H1;
    • HMU111H1, HMU126H1;
    • TMU130H1, TMU131H1, TMU132H1, TMU133H1;
    • plus TMU105Y1 or TMU107Y1;
    • PMU184Y1 and major ensemble;
    • plus electives from Music and the Faculty of Arts & Science.
  • Year 2 required courses (6.17 FCEs):
    • EMU240H1, EMU245H1;
    • plus EMU207Y1 or EMU355Y1;
    • HMU 225H1;
    • plus HMU240H1 or HMU245H1;
    • TMU230H1, TMU231H1, TMU232H1;
    • PMU284Y1 and major ensemble;
    • plus electives from Music and the Faculty of Arts & Science.
  • Year 3 required courses (5.83 FCEs):
    • PMU380Y1;
    • PMU384Y1 and major ensemble;
    • plus electives from Music and the Faculty of Arts & Science.
  • In the Fall session of Year 3, students apply to the CDP and MT program.
  • Year 4 required courses (5.67 FCEs):
    • PMU484Y1 and major ensemble;
    • any two of the elective half courses recommended for CDP students;
    • plus electives from Music and the Faculty of Arts & Science.
  • Remaining courses from Year 1 of ​the MT program.
  • 4.5 FCEs of Year 1 MT program requirements.
  • Remaining courses from Year 2 ​the MT program.
  • 4.5 FCEs of Year 2 MT program requirements.
​​​​​*The MT program has three options: Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, and Intermediate/Senior. The specific requirements vary based on which option is selected. For details, see the MT calendar entry​.