International Master of Teaching English (IMTE)

The International Master of Teaching English (IMTE) program is intended for international, non-Canadian students planning to teach English abroad.  It is offered in the context of the growing need worldwide for non-native English speakers with professional preparation for careers in teaching English as an additional language. The IMTE combines a study of foundational concepts of foreign language teaching and learning with experiential learning of practical dimensions English language teaching. It is a course-based, professional program which blends courses involving theoretical studies with a significant proportion of hands-on instructional experience in English language classrooms.

The IMTE is designed for completion in four semesters, or sixteen months.

Admission Requirements

The International Master of Teaching English (IMTE) follows the general admission requirements and procedures of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research as outlined in the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar. The minimum requirements for entry into the program are:

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited or recognized institution. Although a degree related to the field of education or language studies, especially English language studies, is preferred, the IMTE admissions committee will be assessing each application and its related degree(s) on an individual basis.
  2. CELTA or, in the estimation of the admissions committee, its equivalent.
    Documented English teaching experience, or its equivalent.
  3. A demonstrated interest in pursuing a career as a teacher in the field (e.g. through the required letter of intent, through education, through evidence provided by the required CV and/or other documents accompanying the application, etc.)
  4. Non-native speaking applicants—the target cohort for this program—must demonstrate their English language proficiency as outlined in Graduate Academic Regulation 1e.

The IMTE Admissions Committee may seek additional communication with students regarding their academic English skills.

Enrolment is limited. Preference will be given to candidates who exceed the above minimums. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

The application deadline is April 1.