Sociology (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching

Soc (Maj) HBA / MT: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview

The Combined Degree Program (CDP): STG, Honours Bachelor of Arts, Maj​or in Sociology / Master of Teac​hing is designed for students interested in studying the intersections of sociology and education, coupled with professional teacher prep​aration.

Students earn a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Arts and Science and an accredited professional Master of Teaching (MT) degree at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), St. George (STG) campus. They will be recommended to the Ontario College of Teacher​s for an Ontario Teacher’s Certificate of Qualifications as elementary or secondary school teachers. D​istin​ct 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

Honours Bachelor of Arts Program
Faculty of Arts and Science, Victoria College
Web: www.vic.utoronto.ca/students/academics/combinedprogram.htm​
Email: vic.academics@utoronto.ca

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

Soc (Maj) HBA / MT: Application Process

  • Applicants apply to the Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA) program, then to the MT program and the CDP.

  • In the Spring session of Year 3 of the HBA program, students apply for conditional admission to the MT program.​

Soc (Maj) HBA / 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 HBA degree program.

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

  • Have completed or be on course to complete the Education and Society minor program (Victoria College).

  • Be registered in Year 3 of the HBA program, in the sociology major 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 1.5 FCEs in the second teaching subject) by the end of Year 3.

  • Have an average grade equivalent to at least a B+, normally demonstrated by an average grade in Year 2.

  • Provide at least two letters of reference.

  • Provide a Statement of Intent indicating 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 email and telephone details to find out more information.

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

  • Maintain a B+ average (cumulative grade point average [CGPA] of 3.3) or higher in their fina​l year of study in the HBA 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.

  • Have completed the required courses to meet the first and second teaching subjects.

  • Be conferred with the HBA degree.

  • 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 FCEs as part of the Sociology major 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.

  • 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 Complet​ion

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.​

​Ye​​a​r

​​Progression

​​Specific Requirements*

1 t​o 4
  • HBA 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.
  • 20.0 FCEs in un​dergraduate courses. This includes:
    • the minor in Education and Society;
    • a minimum of 6.0 FCEs as part of the Sociology major requirements, which will also qualify as prerequisite courses in the first teaching subject; and
    • a second minor, which will also qualify as the 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 FCE in the second teaching subject).
  • In Year 4, complete any two of the elective half courses recommended for CDP students, which are double counted towards the program requirements for the HBA (20.0 FCEs) degree and MT (10.0 FCEs) degree.
5
  • Remaining courses from Year 1 of the MT program.
  • In Years 5 and 6: 9.0 FCEs of MT program requirements.
6
  • Remaining courses from Year 2 of the MT program.
​​​​​1 The teaching subjects French (Second Language), Science-Biology, Science-Chemistry, Science-Physics, and Science-Genera​l 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 options: Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, and Intermediate/Senior. The specific requirements vary based on which option is selected. For details, see the MT cal​endar entry​.​​