Archive for July, 2011

Student Services Newsletter – July

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Summer Hours
Beginning June 1, 2011, the normal work day at York University will be reduced by one hour every Friday during the period from June 1, 2011, to September 5, 2011 (Labour Day). Please be advised that the offices will be closed on July 1, 2011 (Canada Day) and August 2, 2010 (Civic Holiday).

Students who are ineligible to continue cannot return to the Faculty of Education unless they petition to be reinstated and are able to explain why they did not meet the requirements of the program. The academic petitions package can be found on the Registrar’s Office web site If medical reasons are cited, please ask your doctor to complete the Attending Physician’s Statement. Students cannot petition to be reinstated if their undergraduate overall GPA is below 5.0. Only after students have improved their GPA can they submit a petition.

Mandatory ED3 Quarter Courses
Students cannot enrol themselves into PRIJ 3032/JICO 3022 and PRIJ 3033/JICO 3023. All P/J and J/I teacher candidates going into ED3 should select one section of the Science & Technology quarter course and the corresponding Health & Physical Education quarter course will be added to student records in August along with the matching 3-credit Arts & Social Studies course. For more details, refer to the Student Services Newsletter for May

PRAC 4000
Concurrent and Part-time BEd teacher candidates cannot enrol in their practicum seminar PRAC 4000. Students will be enrolled into seminars which correspond with their placements once placements are finalized in August. All ED2 and ED3 teacher candidates will meet with their seminar leaders for the first time on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at the mandatory orientation.

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.

Pattern of Study
To view the Concurrent and Part-Time Consecutive BEd curriculum, please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar at .

Update Personal Information
Students should keep their personal information, including current address, up-to-date on their university student record. Visit the Current Students web site and click on “Update my personal information” under My Student Records.

New Section for EDUC 3500
Section N for EDUC 3500 has been created at Keele campus for the winter term on Wednesdays at 11:30 am. Priority will be granted to ED3 students who require the credits to graduate. For permission to enrol, please contact Teresa Boyle at or add your name to the FW11 elective waitlist.

Fall/Winter Elective Waitlist
Education students who are interested in taking electives but have not succeeded in enrolling can now complete the Elective Waitlist form. This form will be available in the next two weeks on the Sharepoint at Please note that Teaching Religious Education EDUC 3000/EDUC 3000A course does not count as an Education elective.

Practicum Evaluations
All TCs should keep a copy of their final practicum reports in their personal files. Before the end of this academic year, TCs should ensure they have the reports from their mentor teachers. The Faculty of Education we will not be keeping these on file.

Fees are determined each year and are posted on the Student Financial Services web site. For more information on the undergraduate course fees structure, visit

YUConnect is York University’s new online system for students seeking to get involved with and track their out-of-the-classroom experiences. YUConnect provides students with the ability to find and sign up for campus resources and invovlement opportunities that match their interests. Students can also use YUConnect to document their involvement and learning outside of the classroom to create a co-curricular record. For more information, visit