Physical Education and Health, Bachelor of Physical and Health Education / Master of Teaching

PEH BPHE / MT: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​Overview

The Combined Degree Program (CDP): STG, Bachelor of Physical and Healt​h Education / Master of Teaching is designed for students interested in studying the intersections of kinesiology and education, coupled with professional teacher preparation.

Students earn a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) degree from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and an accredited professional Master of Teaching (MT) degree at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). They will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teachers for an Ontario Teacher’s Certificate of Qualifications as elementary or secondary school teachers. Distinct advantages 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.

This CDP permits the completion of both degrees in six years with 1.0 credit (full-course equivalent [FCE]) that may be counted towards bo​th the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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

Contact

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education Program
Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Web: https://kpe.utoronto.ca/ 
Email: undergrad.kpe@utoronto.ca

Master of Teaching Program
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Web: www.oise.utoronto.ca/mt
Email: mtinfo@utoronto.ca

PEH BPHE / MT: Application Process

  • Applicants apply to the BPHE program, the MT program, and the CDP.

  • Applicants may apply to the CDP in Year 3 of the BPHE program for an early conditional admission to the MT program.​

PEH BPHE / MT: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

To be considered for conditional admission to the MT program and the CDP, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Be enrolled in the BPHE program.

  • Meet the admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and the MT program.

  • Have an average grade of at least B+ (3.3), normally demonstrated by an average grade in Year 2 of the BPHE program.

  • Have completed at least half of the teaching subjects’ prerequisite courses (i.e., 3.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs] in the first teaching subject and 1.0 FCE in the second teaching subject) by the end of Year 3.

  • Provide at least two letters of reference.​

  • 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 are requested to 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.

  • Meet other qualifications as specified by the MT program. Please see the MT program's contact details to find out more information.​

​To be given full, unconditional admission to the MT program, applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Maintain at least a B+ average (cumulative grade point average [CGPA] of 3.3) or higher in their final year of study in the BPHE program.

  • Achieve at least a B+ average in the 1.0 graduate FCE taken in Year 4.

  • Successfully complete the requirements for the BPHE program.

  • Be conferred with the BPHE degree.

  • Have successfully completed 6.0 FCEs in the first teaching subject (i.e., health and physical education) and a minimum of 3.0 FCEs in the second teaching subject. 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.

  • 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.​

​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.​

​Y​ear

​​Progression

​​Specific Requirements*

1 to 4
  • BPHE degree requirements.
  • In Year 4, complete 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) in graduate courses.
  • By the end of Year 4, fulfil both the undergraduate program requirements and undergraduate degree requirements.
  • Complete all program requirements and degree requirements for the BPHE degree.
  • In Year 3, students apply for admission to the MT program and the CDP.
  • By the end of Year 3, complete at least of the teaching subjects' prerequisite courses (i.e., 3.0 FCEs in the first teaching and subject and 1.0 FCE in the second teaching subject).
  • In Year 4, students who receive a conditional offer of admission to the CDP complete any two of the elective half courses recommended for CDP students. These courses are double counted towards the program requirements for the BPHE and MT programs.
5
  • Remaining courses from Year 1 of the MT program.
  • ​Conditions of admission are removed.
  • 4.5 FCEs of Year 1 MT program requirements.
6
  • Rem​aining courses from Year 2 of 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 op​tion is selected. For details, see the MT cal​endar entry​.