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

STG PEH BPHE / MT: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​Overview

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

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 of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) degree from the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and an accredited professional Master of Teaching 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 both 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

STG 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.​

STG 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 admitted to the BPHE 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 BPHE program.

    • Have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of between 3.15 and 3.49 or higher, 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 a minimum of 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 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 (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 CGPA of between 3.15 and 3.49 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.

  • Regardless of the division to which they 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 6.0 FCEs in the first teaching subject (i.e., health and physical education).

    • Complete a minimum of 3.0 FCEs in the second teaching subject. 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 BKin 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 BPHE 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
  • 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.
  • The undergraduate degree will include:
    • a minimum of 6.0 FCEs in the first teaching subject (i.e., health and physical education);
    • a minimum of 3.0 FCEs in the second teaching subject1.
  • 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 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 BPHE 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 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 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​.