Archive for May, 2010

Student Services Newsletter – May

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Welcome Summer Science Students
The Faculty of Education would like to welcome the first cohort of our new Summer Science option for the Concurrent BEd program. Classes and community field placements began May 3 and will continue throughout the summer to July 30. The intent of this program option is to alleviate timetabling difficulties faced by students who have science or math labs during the fall/winter sessions. Intermediate/Senior teacher candidates who have science and math areas as their two teaching subjects (biology, chemistry, physics, general science, mathematics and environmental science) will be able to complete their Education courses during the summer months through an intensive and integrated approach to teaching.

Important Note for BEd (French)
For the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 academic session, both ED2s and ED3s will be taking the EDUC 3110 Teaching and Learning French Immersion course. There will only be one section and all the ED2s and ED3s will enrol. This means EDUC 3100 Teaching French in Elementary Classrooms will not be offered. Also, PRJL and PRJM will be taught with PRJM in the fall and PRJL in the winter. Last year the two courses ran all year on alternating weeks. That will not be the case for FW10. Students in ED3 of the BEd (French) program can enrol themselves in the fall term course PRIJ 3033 section G (3.00 credits) F term Sept. 8 – Dec. 7 Cat. # B93A01 Fri. 12 pm – 3 pm as well as both quarter courses for the winter PRIJ 3031 section G (1.50 credits) WD term Jan. 4 – Feb. 14 Cat. # Z70N01 Fri. 12 pm – 3 pm and PRIJ 3032 section G (1.50 credits) WE term Feb. 14 – Apr. 4 Cat. # Z99F01 Fri. 12 pm – 3 pm.

Important Note for ED3 P/J and J/I
All concurrent ED3 P/J and J/I teacher candidates must complete two “quarter courses” which run for half the fall term or half the winter term each. Keele campus P/J and J/I students should enrol only in one quarter course for Science & Technology PRIJ 3031 or JICO 3021. The corresponding quarter course for Health & Physical Education PRIJ 3032 or JICO 3022 and the half-year course for Arts & Social Studies PRIJ 3033 or JICO 3023 will automatically be added to your timetable by staff in the Faculty of Education before the end of August. All ED3 P/J students should book Fridays 8:30 am to 11:30 am for the fall and winter terms for their mandatory ED3 courses. ED3 P/J students should choose only one of the following sections for the quarter course for Science & Technology:

PRIJ 3031 Section A (1.50 credits) FD Sept. 8 – Oct. 26
Cat. # E76T01 Fri. 8:30 am – 11:30 am

PRIJ 3031 Section B (1.50 credits) FE Oct. 27 – Dec. 7
Cat. # V23E01 Fri. 8:30 am – 11:30 am

PRIJ 3031 Section M (1.50 credits) WE Feb. 15 – Apr. 4
Cat. # X17W01 Fri. 8:30 am – 11:30 am

J/I students should choose only one of the following sections for the quarter course for Science & Technology:

JICO 3021 Section B (1.50 credits) WD Jan. 4 – Feb. 14
Cat. # K09J01 Mon. 8:30 am – 11:30 am (corresponds with JICO 3022 Mon. 8:30 am – 11:30 am in the WE term Feb. 15 – Apr. 4 and JICO 3023 Mon. 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Fall term)

JICO 3021 Section A (1.50 credits) WE Feb. 15 – Apr. 4
Cat. # V81Y01 Mon. 8:30 am – 11:30 am (corresponds with JICO 3022 Mon. 8:30 am – 11:30 am in the WD term Jan. 4 – Feb. 14 and JICO 3023 Tues. 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm in the Fall term)

Online Course Evaluations for Consecutive BEd
Friday, May 7, 2010, is the last day for online course evaluations for the Consecutive BEd courses. Course evaluations provide an opportunity for you to give your instructors feedback about your courses. To complete the online course evaluations, visit http://courseevaluations.yorku.ca. Your input is very valuable to us. It will help improve and enhance student experience and satisfaction in courses. All your input is kept completely confidential and no information is released to instructors before final grades are submitted. Note: At this time not all courses can be evaluated online. Some will be evaluated through the use of paper forms during class time.

Fall/Winter 2010-2011 Enrolment
Enrolment window assignments can be found online at http://www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/cs.htm. Click on “Find out when I can enrol” under the “COURSES & ENROLMENT >>” heading. Enrolment will occur throughout the entire month of June. Intermediate/Senior teacher candidates should read the note below on I/S Teaching Subjects and all ED3 teacher candidates should read the note about the Teaching Religious Education EDUC 3000/EDUC 3000A course.

I/S Teaching Subjects
There is potential for conflicts or repetition in choosing similar teaching subjects, such as ones that fall under the business, computer studies or economics, geography, environmental science and science category. Although you may select these combinations, we would like to advise you that you may have the same course director and same course outline for both teaching subject classes. Some of the above subjects (e.g. business studies), depending on numbers, may only be available through independent study courses. When selecting your two teaching subjects, candidates should note the academic requirements for each subject and the prerequisites for curriculum and instruction courses. For the intermediate/senior program a minimum of 24 credits (four full university courses) in the subject area must be taken in order to register in the teaching subject curriculum and instruction course. A candidate requires a minimum of 36 credits (six full university courses) in one teaching subject area and 24 credits (four full university courses) in the other area to graduate.

Teaching Religious Education EDUC 3000/EDUC 3000A course
This course does not count as an Education elective. Teaching Religious Education in Roman Catholic Separate Schools (ED/EDUC 3000 3.00) is restricted to ED3 students. Although this optional course cannot be counted for credit towards your education degree; however, it may be eligible for credit towards your undergraduate degree program (consult advising office for home Faculty). Students should complete a Transfer of Extraneous Courses Form http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/pdf/ED-transfer_extraneous_crs.pdf, which can be found on the Registrar’s Office Web site. There is an academic fee associated with this three-credit course. This course also is offered as a non-credit, non-tuition course (ED/EDUC 3000A 3.00) for students who wish to apply to Catholic boards of education but do not want this course counted towards their home Faculty.

June 2010 Convocation
All concurrent and consecutive students should submit their OCT registration number to the Faculty of Education http://edu.yorku.ca/bed/octnumberform.php in order for us to send your recommendation to OCT following convocation. Students must send their transcripts to OCT themselves. The Faculty of Education’s ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, June 18. For more information, visit http://www.yorku.ca/mygrad. Please be advised that the final date for ERC materials to be returned, and outstanding fines to be paid, is Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Graduates will not be recommended to OCT if they have any outstanding fines with the ERC. All ERC borrower cards expire Friday 4 June 2010. All graduating teacher candidates are reminded to apply or ask to be nominated for graduation awards. Please take a look at the Faculty of Education Awards page in Sharepoint https://sharepoint.edu.yorku.ca/sites/fedstudents/ug/awards/default.aspx. The login for Sharepoint is the same as your login for your Faculty of Education email account. The deadline is May 14th, 2010 for all graduation awards.

Accelerated Electives
Two new sections of EDUC 3900 Studies in Popular Culture will be created for students to take this course with international students in an accelerated mode. Enrolment is limited to 10 BEd students per term. In the fall term, the course will be offered on Wednesdays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm on the following dates: Wed., Sept. 15, Sat., Sept. 18, Wed., Sept. 22, Sat., Sept. 25, Wed., Sept. 29, Sat., Oct. 2, Wed., Oct. 6, Wed., Oct. 20, and Sat. Oct. 23. In the winter term, the course will be offered on Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and Saturdays 10:30 am – 3:30 pm on the following dates: Wed. Jan. 12, Sat. Jan. 15, Wed. Jan 19, Sat. Jan. 22, Wed. Jan 26, Sat. Jan 29, Wed. Feb. 2, Sat. Feb. 5, Wed. Feb. 9.

Tuition and Fees
Undergraduate summer 2010 tuition is available on the Web. Fall/Winter 2010-11 tuition and fees are to be reviewed and approved by the Board of Governors on June 21, 2010. It will be posted to the Web and feature on student statements within about a week to 10 days following approval.

Pay Your Fees at the Bank
The Registrar’s Office and Student Financial Services recommend that all students for FW2010 make payments for their student accounts at a bank instead of in person at Student Client Services. The advantages for students are no lineup and faster confirmation of payment in peak periods. You can pay your enrolment deposit, residence charges or course fees through telephone or online banking. The University does not accept cash nor credit card payments. For details, visit http://sfs.yorku.ca/fees/paying/.

University Health and Dental Plan
Inquiries related to the York University student health plan can be found online at http://yfs.ca/section/260.