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Testimonials from our Graduates


Andy TestimonialXiaoyong (Andy) Xia, MEd
My experience as a M.Ed. student in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning was everything I could have asked for and more. First of all, the world-renowned faculty in CTL are knowledgeable and supportive. I was worried at the beginning that professors here would be too “snooty”, but their friendliness proved me wrong. I never felt any hesitation about reaching out to them when I had questions. Secondly, CTL holds true to the notion of diversity and community. Here, you will find people from all over the world; yet everybody is so connected and has so much in common to share. Third, being in CTL also means you are a part of the larger University of Toronto community. I could enjoy all the amazing programs, services and resources across the campus, which played a key role in enriching my experience and achieving academic success. Finally, I really enjoyed OISE’s overall atmosphere for academic and research excellence. It subconsciously motivated me to strive higher. In my short 1.5 years in CTL, I had the privilege to present at 4 large academic conferences and 3 smaller workshops. This significantly boosted both my academic portfolio and professional development. In short, my time in CTL and OISE was simply incredible. If there was one thing I was not happy about, it was that the program was too short and I had to leave without fully exploring all the opportunities. I am confident that if you chose CTL, you will find your experience fruitful, just as I did. Good luck!