International Masters in Teaching English in Canada at SMU




University Saint Mary’s University (SMU)
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Type Public
Program Type Full-time
Program Delivary On campus
Language English
Program Duration 16 months
Students 7,000
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Detailed Information of International Masters in Teaching English in Canada at Saint Mary’s University

Program Overview for International Masters in Teaching English in Canada:

By 2020, the British Council predicts that more than 2 billion people will speak or learn English. As English has become the universal language of the world, the demand for English teachers continues to grow. St. Mary’s IMTE course prepares graduates for an international career in teaching English as an additional language. IMTE provides you with a master's degree in English as an international language teacher and prepares various Cambridge Assessment English certificates, part of the world-renowned Cambridge University in the UK.

There is a growing need for non-native English speakers worldwide to prepare for the profession of teaching English as an additional language. IMTE is a course based on professional courses to prepare for a career in teaching English abroad. Course assignments are balanced with a significant proportion of classroom experience. This title is mainly for international students who plan to teach English abroad. 

This plan combines the basic concepts of foreign language teaching with the practical dimension of English teaching and learning through experience. IMTE is designed to be completed in four semesters or sixteen months.

Key Benefits of the IMTE

  • Saint Mary’s University is a Cambridge English Language Assessment Authorised Centre, part of England’s world-famous Cambridge University. 
  • Saint Mary’s University has a long history of international education and intercultural engagement. Students can choose to complete their teaching practicums at partner institutions in over 15 countries worldwide.
  • The IMTE Program offers extensive practicum opportunities at the Language Centre, accredited by Languages Canada. Gain exposure to the IELTS, CAEL, TOEFL, and other leading tests used around the globe.
  • The IMTE includes opportunities to progress along with the Cambridge Teacher Framework, leading to internationally recognized certificates from Cambridge Assessment English.

These are the international student eligibility for the International Masters in Teaching English in Canada

IMTE is designed for international students. Canadian citizens are not eligible for admission into this graduate program.

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 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 TESL Diploma, or, in the estimation of the admissions committee, it's equivalent.
    or
    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, education, 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.

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.

Students applying for Graduate Studies at Saint Mary’s University must submit:

  1. An online Application Form (International) plus the $110 processing fee (non-refundable)
  2. Official transcripts for all universities and colleges attended
  3. Three Recommendation Forms
  4. Letter of Intent: Please explain why you are interested in pursuing a career as a teacher in the field, including any prior experience in teaching.
  5. A current CV/Resume.

These are the domestic student eligibility for the International Masters in Teaching English

This program is not available for Canadian applicants.

These are the test eligibilities for the International Masters in Teaching English to qualify.

The English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for International Masters in Teaching English in Canada: are:

N.B: ELP is not mandatory for all international students. You could apply without ELP if your previous degree's medium of instruction were in English. Students of Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, for example, are not required to take the ELP test.

The scholarships available for the International Masters in Teaching English are:


C$10,000.00
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Steele MTEI Scholarships is given to both domestic and international students

C$2,000.00
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Sammy Ho Scholarship is available to international students only at the MTEI program.

C$50,000.00
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The international student tuition fees and costs for International Masters in Teaching English in Canada.

Items Costs
Application Fees C$110.00
Living Cost $10,800.00/year
($900.00/month)
Student Earning C$16,064.00/year
You will earn C$16,064.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 12.55/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 12.55/h) at minimum wage of C$12.55/hour.

The domestic student tuition fees and costs for International Masters in Teaching English in Canada.

Items Costs
Application Fees C$110.00
Living Cost $10,800.00/year
($900.00/month)
Student Earning C$16,064.00/year
This is just an estimate. You don't have any work hour limit. You will earn C$16,064.00/year by working (20h/week * 4 weeks * 8 months * CAD 12.55/h) + (40h/week * 4 weeks * 4 months * CAD 12.55/h) at minimum wage of C$12.55/hour.

Upon applying to the IMTE program, you are automatically considered for an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 CAD to $2,500 CAD, awarded to exceptional candidates. Email IMTE@smu.ca

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