Education and Society

This program is for students who are interested in education, either as a skill that will prepare you for many occupations, or as a strong background for admittance to a consecutive teacher education program. Students will explore topics such as child and adolescent development, equity and diversity in education, communication and conflict resolution, and receive hands-on experience in classrooms.

This minor will be especially attractive to those students who wish to combine the academic program with international experience. Many of the international placements may consist of teaching of English as a Second Language. 


Admission Information

  • Apply to either the Humanities or Social Sciences admission category on the St. George campus
  • Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required
  • Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits


  • Education and Society (minor)

Combined Degree Program (CDP)


The Combined Degree Program in Arts/Science and Education is designed to prepare the students with the required qualification for teaching in Ontario. Students earn an Honours Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Arts and Science (St. George) and an accredited professional Master of Teaching (MT) degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). Both degrees are completed over six years.
Program requirements include:

See the CDP calendar listing for additional information on the CDP, including admission, path to completion and contact information.


First-Year Courses

No first-year courses in Education and Society are offered.


Advice for First Year

Students who are interested in enrolling in the Education and Society minor program should take PSY100H1 in either the Fall or Winter term of their first year. Successful completion of this course with a grade that meets the requirement outlined in the Arts & Science Calendar is required for entry into the program. 


Learn more about the Faculty of Arts & Science by reading our Viewbook


First Year