Archive for May, 2011

Student Services Newsletter – May

Friday, May 20th, 2011

June 2011 Convocation
All concurrent and consecutive students should submit their Ontario College Teachers (OCT) registration number to the Faculty of Education 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 17. For more information, visit

Welcome Summer Science Students
The Faculty of Education would like to welcome the second cohort of our new Summer Science option for the Concurrent BEd program. Classes and community field placements began May 2. 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.

Changes to Dates for Summer Course INSC 2300
For students enrolled in INSC 2300 for the summer 2011, please note the changes to the start and end dates. The course start June 1 and end June 27. All classes are offered from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. in McLaughlin 050C on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Changes to Dates for Summer Elective EDUC 3710
For any students enrolled in the Summer elective EDUC 3710 for the summer 2011 term J2, please note the changes to the start and end dates. The course start June 2 and end June 29. All classes are offered from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. in McLaughlin 050C on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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 and J/I 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. 9 – Oct. 21
Cat. # E25C01 Fri. 8:30 am – 11:30 am (corresponds with PRIJ 3032 1.50 Section A in the FE term Oct. 28 – Dec.2, and PRIJ 3033 3.00 Section A in the W term Jan. 6 – Mar.30)

PRIJ 3031 Section B (1.50 credits) FE Oct. 28 – Dec. 2
Cat. # U72K01 Fri. 8:30 am – 11:30 am (corresponds with PRIJ 3032 1.50 Section B in the FD term Sept. 9 – Oct. 21 and PRIJ 3033 3.00 Section B in the W term Jan. 6 – Mar. 30)

PRIJ 3031 Section M (1.50 credits) WE Feb. 17 – Mar.30
Cat. # H66F01 Fri. 8:30 am – 11:30 am (corresponds with PRIJ 3032 1.50 Section M in the WD term Jan.6 – Feb.10 and PRIJ 3033 3.00 Section M in the F term Sept. 9 – Dec.2)

JICO 3021 Section B (1.50 credits) WD Jan. 9- Feb. 13
Cat. # V30R01 Mon. 8:30 am – 11:30 am (corresponds with JICO 3022 Mon. 8:30 am – 11:30 am in the WE term Feb. 27 – Apr. 2 and JICO 3023 Mon. 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Fall term Sept. 12 – Dec.5)

JICO 3021 Section A (1.50 credits) WE Feb. 27 – Apr.2
Cat. # Z77D01 Mon. 8:30 am – 11:30 am (corresponds with JICO 3022 Mon. 8:30 am – 11:30 am in the WD term Jan. 9- Feb. 13 and JICO 3023 Tues. 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm in the Fall term Sept. 13 – Dec. 6)

Quarter Courses for ED3 BEd (French)
Teacher candidates in the BEd (French) program may enrol in all three of the ED3 quarter courses needed for the P/J program.
PRIJ 3033 Section G (1.50 credit) F Sept.9 – Dec.2
Cat. # H95U01 Fri. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
PRIJ 3031 Section G (1.50 credits) WD Jan. 6- Feb. 10
Cat. # Z19T01 Fri. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
PRIJ 3032 Section G (1.50 credit) WE Feb. 17 – Mar.30
Cat. # Z48Y01 Fri. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

ABEL Summer Institute
ABEL is an innovation program that researches the new ways in which we learn with technology and addresses the challenges educators and policy-makers must face to ensure new ways of teaching and learning are embedded into practice. The three-day ABEL Summer Institute is an opportunity for faculty, teachers, and private sector to understand and become familiar with new models of teaching and learning that make effective use of technology. The ABEL Summer Institute themed Connected Community Learning: The Next Decade is scheduled from August 22 to August 24. This year, in honour of ABEL’s 10th Summer Institute, Microsoft Canada has agreed to fund awards for up to five BEd students from the Faculty of Education – each scholarship includes membership in ABEL for three years, as well as registration for this year’s summer institute (a value of $1025 per award).This award will be given in 2011 to a continuing undergraduate student with a minimum B average (or a minimum GPA of 6.0) who is studying within a degree-granting program in the Faculty of Education. This event represents a great opportunity for Faculty of Education students to learn about the numerous ways in which technology can be used to enhance teaching. Moreover, attendance at the ABEL Summer Institute will allow students to network with established professionals including many educators from a range of backgrounds, as well as policy-makers. To receive consideration for this ABEL Summer Institute award, students must submit a Student Financial Profile available at For more information, visit

Fall/Winter 2011-2012 Enrolment
Enrolment window assignments can be found online at 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, which can be found on Sharepoint. 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.

Accelerated Elective EDUC 3900
Section X of EDUC 3900 Studies in Popular Culture will be offered in a compressed and accelerated format. Students take this course with international students. Enrolment is limited. For more information, visit

Ontario Ministry of Education Documents
There have been changes to how students can access Ontario Ministry of Education documents. Limited paper quantities will be available and everyone is encouraged to access the documents online at the internet site. The ERC has multiple copies of most documents. If you have any questions about Ministry documents, please contact Ana Uzelac at the Faculty of Education’s Education Resource Centre in TEL 3144,, ext 55259.

FA/DANC 4376 3.00 Dance and the Child II
Summer Intensive Course in Fine Arts – This course will provide a broad perspective on the theories of teaching dance to children in the age range of 6 to 13 (Grades 1-8), with an emphasis on the creative modern dance form. Students will be introduced to dance teaching philosophies and methods by specifically focusing on the dance curriculum as set out in the revised Ontario Curriculum Grades 1-8 The Arts. The creative process and critical analysis process as applied to the teaching of creative dance in the curriculum will be investigated. Students do not need any background in dance in order to take th is course. Students will prepare creative dance lesson plans appropriate for the children of a specific practicum placement – be it a school, community, or studio setting. This course does not count as an Education elective but may be counted towards your undergraduate degree (see your Advising office in your home faculty). Dates: July 4-15, Lecture/Studio Times: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm Monday to Friday. If interested in enrolling, please contact the Dance Department at (416) 736-5137 for further information and registration details.

Ineligible to Continue
Any BEd student who possesses an overall GPA less than C+ (5.00) in their undergraduate degree or receives a grade of less than C+ in any Education course or receives a F grade in practicum is ineligible to continue or graduate. To petition to be reinstated, students must submit an academic petition to 128 Winters College. Concurrent BEd students’ petitions will only be considered if their GPA in their undergraduate meets the minimum 5.00 requirement. To petition for retroactive withdrawal for an Education course or to repeat a failed practicum, the student should explain the failure, what went wrong and why this will not occur next time. If you have any supporting letters from your practicum mentor teacher or seminar leader, you should also include this with your academic petition. If there are any medical reasons, you should also have the Attending Physician’s Statement completed. This form is part of the complete petitions package which can be found on the web site for the Registrar’s Office

Undergraduate Calendar
The 2011-2012 York University Undergraduate Calendar is now published online at

Safety On Campus
York University takes matters of safety very seriously and has created a web site to assist the York community with information regarding the range of services and supports available . Examples of supports include blue light emergency phones located throughout the campuses (e.g. residence lobbies, parking lots, elevators, etc.), indoor safety phones (e.g. with a direct link to Security Services), our “goSafe” program that provide staff escorts to take community members around the campus, security measures throughout the campus (locked and monitored residences, specialized training, etc.) and an on-campus shuttle. We also have a security services team who works in close concert with Toronto Police to ensure the campuses and its community are supported. York has also made significant safety and security improvements over the last few years in response to a comprehensive safety audit, and has increased spending to respond to the report recommendations. For more information on safety measures at York, visit