Archive for May, 2012

Student Services Newsletter – May 2012

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Graduating this June – Collection of OCT registration numbers
Deadline June 1, 2012
All concurrent and consecutive graduating students for June 2012 convocation should submit their Ontario College Teachers (OCT) registration number by June 1, 2012 to the Faculty of Education. The online form is available through the Faculty of Education Sharepoint Site. In order for the BEd Student Services Office to send your recommendation, we require the OCT registration number for each graduating teacher candidate. Please remember that the Faculty of Education will send recommendations for graduating teacher candidates approximately 1-2 weeks after convocation. Please submit your OCT Registration Number online. This will require logging into Passport York.
Students must send their transcripts to OCT themselves. Please visit the online transcript request at

Convocation – June 15, 2012
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 Web site. If any Full-Time or Part-Time Consecutive BEd students have already completed the online application, the information will be accepted; however, the Faculty of Education will mount the application to graduate for every consecutive student so it is not necessary for them to complete the application. The Faculty of Education convocation ceremonies will occur on June 15 at 10:30 am (full-time consecutive) and 3:30 pm (Deaf Education, part-time consecutive and concurrent BEd). The convocation Web site can be found at

EDUC 3710 “Global Issues and Education” summer elective
Due to low enrolment, EDUC 3710 Global Issues and Education will be cancelled. There is still space in the following courses.
ED 2400 Education as Communication                June 4 to Jun 29 (M,W,R)      3pm to 6pm
ED 3900 Studies in Pop Culture                             July 3 to July 30 (M, W, R)    2:30pm to 5:30pm
ED 3700 Educating for a Sustainable Future       Jun 4- Jun 29 (M, W, R)         5pm to 8pm

Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Enrolment
Enrolment window assignments can be found online at Click on “Find out when I can enroll” under the “COURSES & ENROLMENT >>” heading. Enrolment will occur throughout the entire month of June.

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.

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 2012-2013 York University Undergraduate Calendar is now published online at Please note, the BEd Summer Science Concurrent program for new applicants will not be available in 2013. Replacing the program in 2013 will be BEd Summer Intermediate/Senior Concurrent program.