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

STG Mus MusEd MusBac / MT: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview

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

Applicants to the MT program must have strong content knowledge in two teaching subjects taught in Ontario schools regardless of the division they are applying to (see the admission requirements below for details).

Students earn a bachelor’s degree and an accredited professional MT degree, and will 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​​.​

​Contact

Bachelor of Music Program, Faculty of Music
Web: music.utoronto.ca/programs.php​​
Email: registrar.music@utoronto.ca

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

STG Mus MusEd MusBac / MT: Application Process

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

  • Applicants must gain independent admission to both the MusBac (Stream in Music Education) and MT programs before they may be considered for admission to the CDP.​

STG Mus MusEd MusBac / 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 admitted to the MusBac (Stream in Music Education) degree program.

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

  • Be enrolled full-time and in good standing in the MusBac (Stream in Music Education) program:

    • Have a B+ average (cumulative grade point average [CGPA] of 3.3) or higher in Year 2.

    • Carry a full course load of 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) each year (i.e., complete a minimum of 5.0 FCEs over the three academic sessions [Fall, Winter, Summer]).

  • Have completed at least half of the teaching subjects' prerequisite courses—i.e., 3.0 FCEs in the first teaching subject and 1.5 FCEs in the second teaching subject (or 3.0 FCEs if the second teaching subject is French or a science) by the end of Year 3.

  • Provide at least two letters of reference.

  • Provide a Statement of Intent indicating their preferred division (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.

  • Meet other qualifications as specified by the MT program (a police record check, relevant teaching experiences, academic and professional references, and satisfying teaching subject prerequisites).

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

  • Maintain a B+ average (CGPA of 3.3) or higher in their final year of study in the MusBac (Stream in Music Education) 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.

  • Regardless of the division to which applicants are applying (i.e., Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, or Intermediate/Senior), complete the prerequisites for both the first and second teaching subjects as follows:

    • Complete the MusBac (Stream in Music Education) program, which fulfils the 6.0 FCEs required for Music-Instrumental or Music-Vocal as a first teaching subject.

    • Complete a second teaching subject consisting of 3.0 FCEs. However, if students are pursuing French or a science as their second teaching subject, 6.0 FCEs are required.

      • Students should consult often with their MusBac (Stream in Music Education) academic program supervisor to ensure they fulfil all the requirements of the CDP. Visit the Master of Teaching website for more information.

  • Be conferred with the MusBac (Stream in Music Education) degree.​

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.​

Year Progression Specific Requirements*
1 to 4
  • MusBac (Stream in Music Education) 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.
  • The undergraduate degree will include:
    • a minimum of 6.0 FCEs in the first teaching subject: Music-Instrumental or Music-Vocal; and
    • a minimum of 3.0 FCEs in the second teaching subject.1
  • By the end of Year 3, complete at least half of the teaching subjects’ prerequisite courses—i.e., 3.0 FCEs in the first teaching subject and 1.5 FCEs in the second teaching subject (or 3.0 FCEs if the second teaching subject is French or a science).
  • In Year 4, students who receive a conditional offer of admission to the CDP must complete any two of the elective half courses recommended for CDP students. These courses (1.0 FCE) are counted towards the completion of both the MusBac (Stream in Music Education) and MT degree programs.
​​​5 and 6
  • Remaining courses from Year 1 and Year 2 of ​the MT program.
  • 11.0 FCEs during Year 1 and Year 2 of the MT program.
1 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 MT program has three divisions: Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, and Intermediate/Senior. The specific requirements vary based on which division is selected. For details, see the MT calendar entry​.