November 2017 Student Services Newsletter

October 31st, 2017

Find out what is happening in the Faculty of Education and York U.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program

Information Night November 2, 2017  @ 6:00 pm-7:30pm room 157C McLaughlin College

Join us for an information night for certified teachers who are interested in applying to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program in the Faculty of Education at York University.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • The many roles of teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing
  • An overview of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Program
  • Full-time and Part-time options
  • Credentials following graduation
  • How to apply

For further information, please contact or call 416-736-5971 (Voice) or 416-736-5972 (TTY)

International Practicum Placement (IPP)
Each year, students in the Bachelor of Education (Bed) and Bachelor of Education (Technological Education) program can apply for the opportunity to participate to complete their final teaching placement in an international location, in addition to their required teaching in Ontario schools. This opportunity is in addition to the experience required in Ontario schools for the degree.

Complete a four-week placement in the spring in Kenya, Nicaragua or China! Some funding is available to students to help offset the cost.   We are hosting information sessions in Winters College.

  • Monday, November 6th at 11:30am WC Room 286C
  • Thursday, November 16th at 11:30am WC Room 283B

Graduate Program in Education – Open House
Come and find out more about our Master of Education (MEd), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Graduate Programs. Learn about the programs, how to apply and meet current students and faculty.
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: 113 Winters College

FESA’s Professional Development Conference (PDC) 2017
FESA’s PDC is being on November 18, 2017.  The conference is a full day of workshops, panels, and presentations (spread out over three sessions) designed to enhance the professional development of our teacher candidates.    Students can register at  Please note; Registration closes on November 4, 2017

2018 BEd Graduates
Apply to Ontario College of Teachers for your Membership registration
BEd students graduating in June 2018 will be applying to the Ontario College of Teachers to become a certified member. There are several steps students will need to do to ensure there are no delays nominating BEd graduates after convocation.

  1. Review the OCT application information at:
  2. Apply for OCT membership/registration: visit: select Members and then Create an Account. In order for the BEd Student Services Office to send your recommendation, we require the six-digit OCT registration number for each graduating teacher candidate.
  3. Submit the six digit Ontario College Teachers (OCT) registration number by June 1, 2018 to the Faculty of Education. The online form is available on, select Current Students, then Convocation then select OCT Registration Number. This will require logging into Passport York.
  4. Transcripts to OCT ~ Graduating BEd teacher candidates will need to make arrangements themselves to order all post-secondary transcripts to be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers. When ordering transcripts, please indicate that you wish for your York University transcript to be sent upon degree completion. Your transcripts must indicate your Bachelor of Education degree has been conferred. This means your transcripts should not be sent until after the June convocation. The Faculty of Education will only send your recommendation to OCT following convocation. Transcripts ordered by the student and the recommendation sent by the Faculty of Education are required for certification.

For more information, visit
OUAC transcript request:

June Convocation
Graduating BEd students should view the information on the university’s convocation Web site for details regarding the ceremony and diploma services. Only Concurrent BEd students need to apply to graduate online using the convocation Website at  Deadline to apply is February 28, 2018.

Are You on the Official Class list?
A teacher candidate will not receive a final grade for coursework if he/she is not listed on the official class list. You should not attend classes for a section that is not the one listed on your student record. Because official class lists are used for submitting final grades, if you are listed on a class list for one section but attending another, you will receive a failure grade because you did not submit assignments to the instructor for the section where your name appears on the class list.

Intended to introduce pre-service teacher candidates to professional practice and to extend knowledge and skills in the delivery of Ontario Catholic curriculum, this course answers the question, “What do I need to know to begin teaching in Ontario Catholic Schools?” Critical to the implementation of this course is the modeling of a positive learning environment that reflects care, professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing learning.

Fall/Winter 2017-18 SFP   The application is available for Fall/Winter 2017-2018 programs. Students must submit their SFP by the following dates to be considered for the corresponding programs:

  • Scholarships and Awards program – Deadline: October 15, 2017
  • Work/Study Program (RAY/CLAY/YES/Workstudy) – Deadline: January 26, 2018
  • York University Undergraduate Bursary – Deadline: March 2, 2018

Religious Education: Teaching in Catholic Schools – Who Should Attend
Any undergrad teacher candidate in the final year of education studies and interested in preparing to teach in Catholic schools.

NOTE: This course is open only to York University Faculty of Education undergraduate students. This course is not equivalent to the Religious Education, Part 1 additional qualification.

Course Format

  • 36 hours in length; 10 hours online & 26 in-class
  • Offered in the Fall and Winter sessions
  • A Certificate of Completion is provided upon successful completion

To Apply & Fees
For actual dates, locations and session offerings, search from the list of available courses. To apply online, visit our registration page at:

Updating your contact information
Please remember if you change your residential address or phone number(s) you should update this information through York U. Online Service: My Student Records and select Change My Profile at Its’ also encouraged to add a contact person in case of emergency.

Reminder: Good Housekeeping
Please note that classroom space is shared and we want to remind all students/faculty if eating in the classrooms to please remove garbage and put in the appropriate receptacles in the hallways.
By doing our part, we will help to keep our classrooms in a professional state.

Inclement Weather
Throughout the winter, in cases of inclement weather, the university will also post on its web site weather emergencies and university closures. For details, visit

Office of Education Student Services hours
Monday 10am – 4pm
Tuesday to Friday 9am – 4pm
Telephone: 416-736-5001
Email: OSP@edu.yorku
Book an Appointment with an Advisor at Select Current Students and Advising