International Master of Teaching English (IMTE)

Information for Prospective Students


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The British Council forecasts that over two billion people are speaking or learning English. This growth in English learning is further accelerated by the digital Language Learning market, which will nearly double by 2025. With English becoming the world’s lingua franca, the demand for teachers of English continues to grow. 

The Saint Mary’s International Master of Teaching English program (IMTE) prepares graduates for international English language teaching careers. The IMTE earns you the sought-after Masters degree in Teaching English as an International Language. It also includes preparation for various certificates from Cambridge Assessment English, part of England’s world-famous Cambridge University.

IMTE 2022 Brochure

Email: IMTE@smu.ca

Key Benefits of the IMTE

  • 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.
  • Saint Mary’s University is a Cambridge English Language Assessment Authorised Centre, part of England’s world-famous Cambridge University. IMTE includes opportunities to progress along the Cambridge Teacher Framework, leading to internationally recognized certificates from Cambridge Assessment English
  • 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.
  • IMTE includes extensive professional development opportunities, including Membership in TESOL International Association, and the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL).


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Admission Requirements

Applications for September 2022 are now closed. Our next available intake will be September 2023 and applications for that cohort will open this fall.

Estimated tuition fees

International Students: $24,000

Fees are paid in four instalments at the beginning of each term. For miscellaneous fees, please use our Graduate Tuition and Fee calculator.

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Contact Information

Email IMTE@smu.ca

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