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Saint Mary’s University International Master of Teaching English
Saint Mary’s University

International Master of Teaching English

Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

16 Months


Tempo pieno

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Sep 2024

CAD 25.000 *

Miscelato, Nel campus

* paid in 4 installments at the beginning of each term



There is a growing need worldwide for non-native English speakers to prepare themselves for careers in teaching English as an additional language. The IMTE is a course-based, professional program offering preparation for a career teaching English abroad. The coursework is balanced with a significant proportion of classroom experience. This degree is oriented primarily to international students planning to teach English abroad. The program combines foundational concepts of foreign language teaching and learning with experiential learning of practical dimensions of English language teaching.

Key Benefits

A History of Excellence

  • Saint Mary’s University has a long history of international education and intercultural engagement
  • Masters programs in Teaching English as a Second Language have been taught for 30 years in the Faculty of Education
  • Saint Mary’s University played a leadership role in the Canada/China Language and Culture Program for English language teacher development in China

Partnership with Cambridge University

  • Saint Mary’s University is a Cambridge University Press & Assessment Authorised Teacher Training Centre (CA-355), part of England’s world-famous Cambridge University
  • A suite of internationally recognized Cambridge teacher training courses are available to Faculty of Education students, including the CELTA
  • The IMTE includes opportunities to achieve internationally-recognized credentials from Cambridge, such as Teaching English Online and Volunteering with Refugees.

A Rich Learning Environment

  • The Faculty of Education and the Language Centre at Saint Mary’s are longstanding partners in the areas of curriculum, research, and support for teaching and learning
  • The IMTE Program offers practicum opportunities at the Language Centre, in the broader Halifax community, and internationally

A global advantage for your teaching career:

  • IMTE students build a strong theoretical foundation in key areas of teaching English, while also honing real-world skills through extensive practicum experiences.
  • Our students pursue their master’s degree in an intercultural context, connecting with fellow educators from around the world; our 2022 cohort features students from twenty countries.
  • Gli studenti possono completare le loro pratiche di insegnamento presso istituzioni partner in oltre 15 paesi in tutto il mondo.
  • IMTE provides in-program performance scholarships to help students achieve additional professional credentials; Seventeen students from our 2021 cohort are completing their CELTA on an IMTE and Language Centre scholarship.
  • IMTE includes extensive professional development opportunities, including membership in TESOL International Association, TESL Nova Scotia, and the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).





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