Archive for August, 2012

Summer 2012 Student Services Newsletter

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

The Faculty of Education welcomes the new incoming class for the full-time consecutive BEd, the first year (ED1) concurrent and part-time consecutive BEd, Direct Entry Pre-Education, and Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing post-graduate diploma students.

Orientation Tuesday, September 4, 2012 ~ Concurrent & Part-Time Consecutive BEd
It is mandatory to attend the orientation. There will be guest speakers from the teachers’ federations. The Orientation for concurrent and part-time consecutive students will occur on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

All ED1 teacher candidates will meet in Accolade Centre East  (ACE)  Rm 102, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

All ED2 teacher candidates will meet in Lassonde Building (LAS) Rm  A, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

All ED3 teacher candidates will meet in Accolade Centre West (ACW) Rm 109 and from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

ED1 Students are required to also meet with their seminar leaders for CMYR 2100 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm that day. Specific instructions regarding afternoon room locations will be given in the morning session. Students should come knowing the name of their Seminar Leader and seminar section.

Summer Science students who have completed their second summer should attend the ED3 Orientation in ACW 109.  Summer Science students do not need to attend the afternoon portion at 1:30 pm since they do not have an assigned seminar for this fall/winter session.

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First Day of Classes (Concurrent & Part-Time Consecutive BEd)
The first day of classes for F and Y term courses is Wednesday, September 5. Please check the online lecture schedule to confirm classroom locations in case some courses have changed their rooms The lecture schedule also includes information on the co-curricular/reading weeks. All P/J or J/I students enrolled in the Health & Physical Education quarter course for ED3 on Fridays will meet their instructor on the first day in Tait McKenzie room 316. For information on acronyms used for names of buildings at York University, go to

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 is available on the SharePoint at Select Undergraduate Home, on the left side of the page reads, “BEd Elective Waitlist”. Select the link, please scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Add document”.

Mandatory ED3 Quarter Courses
Students cannot enrol themselves into PRIJ 3031/JICO 3021 and PRIJ 3032/JICO 3022. All P/J and J/I teacher candidates going into ED3 should enroll themselves in one section of the Arts and Social Studies 3 credit course, and the corresponding Science & Technology quarter course, along with the matching Health & Physical Education quarter course, will be added to the student’s record in August. Please ensure you have filled out the required enrollment authorization form; otherwise the Office of Student Services cannot enroll you into your courses.

PRAC 4000
Concurrent and Part-time BEd teacher candidates cannot enroll in their practicum seminar PRAC 4000. Students will be enrolled into seminars which correspond with their placements, once placements are finalized in August. Please ensure you have filled out the required enrollment authorization form; otherwise the Office of Student Services cannot enroll you into your practicum seminar section. All ED2 and ED3 teacher candidates will meet with their seminar leaders for the first time on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 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.

Tuition Fees: 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

Student Financial Services
Dropping a course has financial implications, depending on the date the drop occurs. To view the university refund table, visit

YorkFest 2012
The York Federation of Students will be hosting the annual  YorkFest 2012.  Information will be coming soon on the dates and events being offered.  Visit the web site for the York Federation of Students at

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