Combined Degree Program Option

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) and Master of Teaching in Elementary or Secondary Education (MT)


The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto, and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) have established a Combined Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKin) OR Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (BPHE) and Master of Teaching in Elementary or Secondary Education (MT), which provides students with the opportunity to gain an early pathway into the teaching profession.  Conditional admission to an enriched graduate program (MT) is offered to BKin/BPHE students still engaged in undergraduate study.

The Combined Degree Program allows actively enrolled BKin/ BPHE students with a minimum B+ average to apply for early admission to the MT program during the Fall of Year 3. Successful applicants will be informed of their conditional admission into the MT program at OISE in the Winter of Year 3.  By the end of Year 3 in the BKin/BPHE program, and in order to maintain their conditional admission status, students must hold a B+ academic average, have 3.0 FCE in a first teachable subject (of Physical and Health Education) and a minimum of 1.0 FCE in a second teachable subject. BKin/BPHE students will then be eligible to take 1.0 graduate FCE at OISE in the MT program during Year 4 of their undergraduate study while completing the other requirements of their BKin/BPHE degree.  The 1.0 FCE graduate credit taken in the MT program will count toward the degree requirements of the BKin/BPHE, and also towards the completion of the MT program (i.e., students will be exempted from the 1.0 graduate FCEs already taken when fully transitioned to the MT program). By the end of Year 4, students must have completed their BKin/BPHE degree, maintained a B+ academic average, and completed 6.0 and 3.0 FCE in their first and second teachable subjects respectively in order to progress into the MT program full-time. Only then is the conditional admission to the MT program lifted and converted to an invited status.  Students then continue with the requirements of the MT program as specified by OISE, and follow the normal pathway to degree completion.

Students interested in applying for this program should visit the KPE’s Registrar’s Office for further information and instructions.