Archive for January, 2013

Student Services Newsletter – January

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Sessional Dates
Welcome to our students as they return to classes for the winter 2013 term! The final date for Concurrent and Part-Time Consecutive BEd students to enrol in classes without instructors’ permission is January 21. For any requests to enrol in Education electives, please contact Teresa Boyle at

York University’s winter term Reading Week will occur February 16-22. The final date to drop a course without receiving a final grade is March 15. For additional information on sessional dates, visit  . Please note that these sessional dates do not apply to Full-Time Consecutive BEd students. Please consult your site-specific calendar for more information. For dates related to refunds, please refer to the university refund table

Glendon College Employment fair – January 23, 2013    10:30am – 1:30pm
Glendon’s Counseling & Disability Services Office will be hosting an Employment Fair on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 in the Glendon Cafeteria.  Education students who are graduating in June 2013 and are either  enrolled in the French BEd at Glendon, enrolled at the Keele Campus BEd in  JI or IS with a teaching subject in French or have an interest to teach in French,  are encouraged to attend as their will be representatives from several school boards attending.   For more information visit:

Mandatory Advising Sessions
All concurrent and part-time consecutive BEd teacher candidates who will be proceeding into ED2 and ED3 next September are required to attend a group advising session.

ED 1 Sessions – Week of February  18-22 Reading Week
Held in McLaughlin College 157A.

  • The ED1 sessions for Primary/Junior  are scheduled for
    • Wednesday, February 20, at 9:00 am or
    • Thursday, February 21, at 1:00 pm
  • The ED1 sessions for Junior/Intermediateare scheduled for
    • Wednesday, February 20 at 10:00 am or
    • Thursday February 21 at 2:00 pm
  • The ED1 sessions for Intermediate/ Senior are scheduled for
    • Wednesday, February 20 at 11:30 am or
    • Thursday February 21 at 3:30 pm or
    • Friday, February 22 at 2:00 pm

The ED2 sessions
Held in McLaughlin College 157A.

  • The Ed 2 sessions for Primary/Junior are schedule for
    • Thursday, February, 21 at 9:00 am or
    • Friday, February 22, at 12 noon
  • The ED2 sessions for Junior/Intermediateare schedule for
    •  Thursday, February 21,  at 10:30 am or
    •  Friday, February 22,  at 10:30 am
  • The ED2 sessions for Intermediate/Seniorare scheduled for
    • Wednesday, February 20, at 2:00 pm or
    • Thursday, February, 21 at 11:30 am or
    • Friday, February 22,  at 9:00 am

Ed Session for Jewish Teacher Education  – Wednesday February 13, 2013 at 10:30am Teacher candidates in the Jewish Teacher Education program option should meet on Wednesday, February 13, at 10:30 am in  McLaughlin College 050B.

Glendon – BEd (French) –Friday, March 1, 2013
The BEd (French) advising sessions will occur at Glendon in York Hall, Rm A304.   

The sessions are scheduled for:

    • ED1  11:00am to  11:45am
    • ED2  12noon to 1pm

For more information, contact our office at

Preparing to Teach Internationally
The new spring session of “Preparing to Teach Internationally”, a professional development course, is now open for registration. This course is available to university students inside and outside the Faculty of Education (York and non-York students), as well as teachers and principals. The course is taught on May 4, 11, 25, and June 1, 8, 2 013 (five-hour classes) on York’s Keele campus. The deadline to register is April 13, 2013. Visit

Internationalizing Your Curriculum
The new spring session of “Internationalizing Your Curriculum”, a professional development course that is open to pre-service and practicing teachers, is now open for registration. Learn how to “bring the world” into your classroom and internationalize your curriculum! The course is taught on May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 (three-hour classes) on York’s Keele campus. The deadline to register is April 13, 2013. Visit

Reminder: Concurrent students can Specialize in International Education in their BEd degree!
We are the first Faculty of Education in Ontario to offer this Specialization within the existing BEd degree program! Interested in finding out more details? Visit

Consecutive Students: International Practicum Placement for May 2013
Deadline for application to complete a teaching block in May 2013 in Kenya, Nicaragua or China. Details: Applications:

June Convocation
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 Friday, June 14 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

Recommendation to OCT
All concurrent and part time consecutive graduating students for June 2013 convocation should submit their Ontario College Teachers (OCT) registration number by June 1, 2013, to the Faculty of Education.

The online form is available through the Faculty of Education SharePoint Site at Log into Student SharePoint, select Undergraduate, then select OCT Registration Number Submission. This will require logging into Passport York.

Transcripts to OCT
Graduating BEd teacher candidates will need to make arrangements themselves to order all post-secondary transcripts to be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers. When ordering transcripts, please indicate that you wish for your York University transcript to be sent upon degree completion. Your transcripts must indicate your Bachelor of Education degree has been conferred. This means your transcripts should not be sent until after the June convocation. The Faculty of Education will only send your recommendation to OCT following convocation. Transcripts ordered by the student and the recommendation sent by the Faculty of Education are required for certification. For more information, visit

Summer Science Reminders
For Summer Science students who have already completed two summers and plan to graduate June 2013, a third summer with the Faculty of Education is required. A 20-day block in the month of May will need to be completed. Students should enroll themselves into PRAC 4000 Section O in the winter term (Cat #G88U01). If students have not yet satisfied the 9 credits for Education electives, they must enroll in Education electives for the winter 2012 term in order to graduate in June.  If you have question please contact the Manager, Student Services   Vanessa Grafi,

ED3 Quarter Courses for ED 3 –  P/J and J/I students
Classes for the WD term for winter term quarter courses to be taken by ED3 P/J and J/I Concurrent and Part-Time Consecutive teacher candidates began January 7 and end February 15.  Classes for the WE term for winter term quarter courses begin February 25 and end April 8.

Please contact the instructor to confirm the meeting place for the first class if you are uncertain.

Tax Forms
Information related to tax forms for income tax purposes can be found online at

Practicum Reports
Fall term practicum reports for Full-Time Consecutive teacher candidates are not to be faxed/sent to the Practicum Office. It is the responsibility of the teacher candidate to get a copy of the report from the mentor teacher (York University is no longer keeping them on file). Reports should not be housed at a consecutive site for any longer than this school year.