|Type||Public teachers' college|
|Established||1847: Provincial Normal School (1847-1979)|
1848: Toronto Model School (1848-1941)
1907: Faculty of Education, University of Toronto (1907-1996)
1965: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (1996-present)
|University of Toronto|
252 Bloor Street West,
|Colours||Blue and white|
|Affiliations||University of Toronto Schools, Institute of Child Study Laboratory School, AUCC, IALEI, IAU, COU, CIS, CUSID, OUA, OCGS.|
|Website||Ontario Institute for Studies in Education|
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) is Canada's only all-graduate institute of teaching, learning and research,[specify] located in Toronto, Ontario. It is located directly above the St. George subway station, with the OISE Jackman Institute of Child Study located on Walmer Street by the Spadina station.
OISE/UT traces its origins back to three separate institutions: the Ontario Provincial Normal School, the Faculty of Education at the University of Toronto, and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The Ontario Provincial Normal School was founded in 1847, Provincial Model School in 1848 (later merged into Normal School), renamed the Toronto Normal School in 1875, and renamed again as the Toronto Teachers’ College in 1953. In 1974, the Toronto Teachers’ College was recreated as the Ontario Teacher Education College which was a degree granting institution, in turn with declining need for teachers it was closed by the Ontario government in 1979. The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education also underwent a series of name changes, being known as the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto from 1907-1920, the Ontario College of Education from 1920-1965, the College of Education, University of Toronto from 1965-1972, and again as the Faculty of Education in 1972. The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education itself was founded in 1965 by an act of the Ontario Legislature. OISE’s primary objectives were to conduct and disseminate research in the field of education, and to offer graduate-level education courses and degrees. In 1996, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education merged with OISE to form the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.
In 1965, the OISE introduced a masters and doctoral program in adult education. In 1967, OISE introduced the first graduate course in comparative studies in adult education, which was taught by J. R. Kidd.
OISE/UT offers graduate programs in teaching, psychology, educational theory, history and administration, and Honours Specialist, technical education diploma, and Additional and Principal Qualification programs. Master of Education and Doctor of Education degrees as well as Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are available. Master of Teaching degrees are also offered. OISE also offers a concurrent education program.
As a result of the government's decision to extend teaching degree programs from existing one year into two years province-wide, OISE announced that they would shift towards graduate programs. By 2015, undergraduate teaching programs were eliminated and OISE became an all-graduate school.
OISE is a founding member of the International Alliance of Leading Education Institutes, which is an international organization of premier education institutes whose focus and mandate is to explore educational issues of global consequence, particularly in matters of teacher education and educational policy. IALEI membership is selective, limited, and by invitation only, based on a member's status as both a world-leading institute, including its "strength in breadth and depth of staff with exceptional publications and significant impact", and as a regional/national centre of excellence in teacher education and consonant educational research, amongst other criteria.
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