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¡Hola, bienvenidos!

En este segundo post conversaremos sobre algunos asuntos muy importantes al momento de postular a OISE. Al ser estudiantes internacionales, es trascendental que hayamos comprendido correctamente información relacionada a los programas y  los costos. Como Vicepresidenta de la asociación de estudiantes internacionales de OISE, he escuchado muchas historias, algunas de las cuales he vivido, sobre lo difícil que pueden ser las primeras semanas si es que no hemos revisado y solicitado toda la información que necesitamos. Por ello, nunca está de más preguntar y repreguntar a los encargados de tu departamento o a la Oficina de Registro sobre cualquier detalle que no te haya quedado claro.

Los Programas

OISE ofrece distintos tipos de programas entre maestrías y doctorados. Dentro de las maestrías se encuentran los distintos Masters of Arts (M.A) y Masters of Education (M.Ed). Además, OISE cuenta con Teaching Certification Degrees (programas que te certifican para ser profesores en Ontario, Canadá), dentro de los que se encuentran el Master of Teaching (M.T) y el Master of Arts Child Studies (MA-CSE). En el nivel doctoral, tenemos a los PhD y a los EdD. Para saber más de lo que ofrece OISE consulta las siguientes páginas en español y en inglés: Prospective International Students y Admissions.

Al momento de postular, debes de tener en cuenta que los M.A y los PhD tiempo completo (full-time) vienen con financiamiento de la Universidad. Los M.Ed., los PhD tiempo parcial y los EdD no, a pesar de que se llevan los mismos cursos durante toda la carrera. Ante ello, debes tomar tus precauciones cuando elijas los programas que quieras estudiar. Además, una diferencia muy MUY IMPORTANTE es que los M.A duran solo un año académico, mientras que los M.Ed. pueden duran un año y medio. Eso quiere decir, que mientras el costo del M.A es de dos semestres académicos, el costo del M.Ed. puede ser hasta de TRES semestres académicos. Más información sobre el M.Ed. aquí: Master of Education.

Los costos

Este tema es muy muy importante. Al ser estudiantes internacionales, los costos que tenemos que pagar por la pensión son tres veces más caros que los estudiantes canadienses. Además, estos costos cambian todos los años, lo cual hace un poco complicado planificar con tiempo nuestros presupuestos.

Hay que tener muchísimo cuidado al entender cuánto duran los semestres académicos en Canadá. En este país, existen 4 semestres: Fall (setiembre a diciembre), Winter (enero a abril), Spring (mayo a junio), y Summer (julio agosto). La buena noticia es que si eres un estudiante de tiempo completo, y quieres llevar cursos en el verano, ya no  tienes que pagarlos. Están incluidos en la pensión del primer año. Yo estoy en el M.Ed en Social Justice Education. Mi programa dura 1.5 años, lo cual implica que llevaré cursos de la siguiente manera: Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring y Summer 2016 (esto es opcional), y finalmente Fall 2016. Yo he elegido llevar cursos en el verano para reducir la cantidad de cursos en los semestres del Fall y del Winter. Lo bueno, como ya lo mencioné, es que no tengo que pagar por esos cursos. Lo malo, es que a pesar de que yo termino mis cursos en agosto, aún así tengo que pagar la pensión del siguiente Fall. Esas son las reglas de la universidad, si tu programa es de 1.5 años, y lo acabaste en 1 año, tienes que pagar el medio año que te falta.

ATENCIÓN A ESTA INFORMACIÓN

Este sistema puede ser un poco confuso al momento de realizar los pagos, pues cuando revises la información correspondiente, aparecerán solo por año académico. CUIDADO CON ESTO. Yo, por ejemplo, pagué la totalidad del año académico 2015-2016, y voy a pagar la mitad del año académico 2016-2017. Para tener una noción de los precios y características de los programas, revisa el OISE VIEWBOOK

Para mayor información, contacta a la Oficina de Registro


In English: For a better application process

 

For a better application process

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Hello and welcome!

In this second post, we will explain some important issues to be taken into consideration before applying to OISE. As international students, it is crucial that we understand correctly all the information regarding what programs OISE offers and all the costs involved. As Vice President of the International Students Association (ISA) of OISE, I have heard many stories, some of which I lived, about how difficult it can be to find information in the webpage for specific details, like for example, tuition fees. Therefore, it never hurts to ask in your department of choice or the Office of the Registrar for a better explanation about important information before applying.

 The programs

OISE offers different types of programs between masters and doctoral degrees. There are different types of masters, like the Masters of Arts (M.A.) and the Master of Education (M.Ed). In addition, OISE has a Teaching Certification Degree (certification to become teachers in Ontario, Canada), within which are the Master of Teaching (M. T) and Child Studies Master of Arts (MA-CSE). At the doctoral level, OISE has the PhD program and the EdD program. To learn more about OISE’s programs see the following pages in Spanish and English: Prospective International Students and Admissions

While working on your application, you must keep in mind that the full time M.A. and PhD programs come with funding from the University. The M.Ed., Flextime PhD and EdD do not, although courses are the same to all programs. Thus, you should take precautions when you choose the programs you want to study. In addition, a very important difference is that the M.A lasts only one academic year, while some M.Ed. last a year and a half. That means tuition fees cost for the M.A program is two academic semesters, while tuition fees for t some M.Ed.  programs can be for three academic semesters. More information about the M.Ed. here: Master of Education.

Tuition Fees

This issue is very important. As international students, tuition fees are three times more than Canadian students. Moreover, prices change every year, which makes it difficult to plan ahead and budget.

We must be very careful to understand the length of the semesters in Canada. In this country, there are 4 semesters: fall (September to December), winter (January to April), spring (May-June), and summer (July-August). Good news, if you are a full-time student, you do not have to pay tuition in order to take courses in the spring and summer sessions.

I am in the M.Ed. in Social Justice Education. My program length is 1.5 years, which means that I took courses as follows: fall 2015, winter 2016, spring and summer 2016 (optional), and finally, fall 2016. Even though the courses I am taking in the spring and summer will reduce the number of courses that I need to take in fall 2016, I will still have to pay the full fee for that semester. There is a minimum fee for the M.Ed. in Social Justice Education that I am taking program, and is at least 1.5 years. Even if you finish your degree in 1 year!

ATTENTION TO THIS INFORMATION

This system can be a bit confusing when making payments. This is because payments are presented for academic year, not for the totality of the program. CAREFUL WITH THIS. For example, since I’m a M.Ed. student, I paid tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year, and half of the tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year. For better information about prices and program’s features, check the OISE VIEWBOOK.

If you have any questions, please contact OISE’s Office of the Registrar and Student Services


En Español: Postular bien informados

Wook
by Wook
Master of Education student
Developmental Psychology and Education

Last week, I had my last class of the semester. Final papers are submitted and I am officially done with my first semester at OISE! Over the past 3 months, I not only learned so much about development and education, but also found a new interest in the field of applied psychology.

One valuable lesson that I learned was that there is a disconnect between research and actual practice in the field of education. Although there are many researches being published in various areas of education, the process of changing existing curriculum and implementing new programs takes a long time. Many of my fellow M.Ed. students who are current teachers recognized the situation and they took it upon themselves to learn about the current theories and researches that can be integrated into their classroom settings. By pursing M.Ed. in Developmental Psychology and Education, I realized that I can explore the ways to integrate what I know about psychological development into community education.

In addition to learning a valuable lesson, I found a new field that I thought I would never be interested in. Ethics courses are known to be dry and boring. After taking Ethical Issues in Applied Psychology, I now think that ethical issues and dilemmas are the most interesting things! Over the past 3 months, the course covered materials related to confidentiality, consent, use of information and many other topics that are related to applied psychology. Practitioners face many grey areas when they deal with clients. The course brought up some thought provoking issues and the entire class was extremely motivated to solve the problem by taking different approaches. In the process of critical thinking, some conflicting questions came up. Rather than shying away from these issues, we investigated them thoroughly. Sometimes, we couldn’t find a satisfying solution for some complicated scenarios. However, we learned that the best way to overcome these challenges is to think in different ways and look into various resources.

Just by studying at OISE for a single semester, I learned how to think critically and consider integrating research to broader areas in the society. OISE has given me so much already and I am very excited to start 2015. I feel as though I am going to become a entirely different person (in a positive way) by the time I graduate next year!

 

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