Language and Literacies Education MA

Master of Arts

Applicants expecting to pursue a doctorate in the future are advised to enrol in the MA (rather than the MEd) program in Language and Literacies Education (LLE). The MA program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Admission requires an appropriate bachelor's degree, with the equivalent of a University of Toronto mid-B or better in the final year, in a relevant discipline or professional program. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Ordinarily, applicants should have teacher certification and at least one year of relevant successful professional experience prior to applying.

  • All applicants must submit a resumé and a Statement of Intent describing their reasons for wishing to take the program, previous qualifications and professional experiences, particular research or professional interests, and future career goals.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 4.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) or eight half courses as follows.

    • A minimum of 2.0 FCEs in CTL 3000-level courses within the LLE program including CTL3001H Research Colloquium in Language and Literacies Education (0.5 FCE).

    • A research methods course relevant to the topic of the thesis (0.5 FCE). Any of the following courses can fulfil this requirement: CTL1018H, CTL1041H, CTL1306H, CTL3033H, CTL3807H, CTL3810H, APD1296H, APD3202H, JOI1287H, JOI1288H, JOI3228H, or SJE1905H.

    • Students wishing to propose an alternative course to fulfil one of the LLE course requirements will be required to obtain the approval of both the LLE graduate program coordinator and either their faculty advisor or their thesis supervisor.

    • Additional courses may be required of some applicants.

  • Thesis.

  • Students are responsible for meeting deadlines to complete their course requirements, thesis committee formation, and thesis ethical review.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
10 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time