Archive for February, 2013

Student Services Newsletter – February

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Building Futures Conference
The Ministry of Education, in conjunction with York University’s Faculty of Education, will be presenting its annual Building Futures event to teacher candidates on February 19 & 20, 2013. The event offers workshops on key education policies, programs and resources, all designed to support new teachers as they enter the classroom. Faculty instructors and staff are also invited to attend; you can find more information on the event in the attached flyer.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Natalie LeBlanc, Program Coordinator ( by Monday February 11.

Faculty of Education’s Facebook
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Mandatory Advising Sessions – Week of February  18-22 Reading Week                   
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.   You only need to attend one session.  No registration required. 
Students  proceeding into ED 2 attend the ED 1 Sessions

Held in McLaughlin College 157A.

  • The ED1 sessions for Primary/Junior  are scheduled for
    • Wednesday, February 20, at 9:00am or
    • Thursday, February 21, at 1:00 pm
  • The ED1 sessions for Junior/Intermediate are 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

Students  proceeding into ED 3 attend the ED 2  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/Intermediate are schedule for
    •  Thursday, February 21,  at 10:30 am or
    •  Friday, February 22,  at 10:30 am
  • The ED2 sessions for Intermediate/Senior are 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

ED3 Quarter Courses for P/J and J/I
Classes for the WE term for the second half of the winter term quarter courses begins February 25  and end April 8.    If you are unclear of your class meeting place, please contact the instructor to confirm.

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

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

2013 New Grad Additional Qualification Program
Open to all 2013 graduating teacher candidates, the New B.Ed. Grad AQ Program has been designed to explore topics unique to a new teachers. There is a choice of two sessions: May 27 to June 10 or June 3 to 18, 2013 and 44 hours of online. Final assignments are due July 31, 2013.  Courses offered at York and in the GTA include ESL Part 1, FSL Part !, Intermediate Basic Dramatic Arts and Special Education Part 1.  Registration closes May 10, 2013.  For more details, see:

This certificate program offers four practical and experiential arts workshops that help teacher candidates and new teachers  discover ways in which drama, dance, visual arts and music contribute to literacy development and student achievement. Workshops run Saturdays (9am-2pm): March 23 and April 6, 13, 20, 2013 at York University, McLaughlin College 157A&B.  Registration closes March 20, 2013.  For more details, see:

Accepting Applications to the DHH Post-Graduate Diploma
The teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program is offered by the Faculty of Education at York University. The Full time program is offered face-to-face for one academic year.  Part time candidates may access the program online or face to face  over a 3 year period.

Entry requirements are:  Bachelor of education degree, membership in OCT and 2 courses in American Sign Language. All candidates must complete a residency requirement consisting of face-to-face attendance during the last week of August. Part-time candidates complete this requirement in their first or second year of the program. Additionally, all candidates complete 2-month long practicum. This program is offered tuition free by the Ministry of Education. Applications for full and part time programs are due March 15.

For more information about the program, visit

Preparing to Teach Internationally
Non-credit professional development course that you can take NOW in order to help you make informed decisions about teaching in international locations.

  • You can take this course before you graduate, and it is also open to other university students from York and beyond, as well as to practicing teachers.
  • For details and to register:
  • You will earn a professional development certificate for completing all aspects of this course!

Internationalizing Your Curriculum

A non-credit professional development course that you can take NOW in order to explore how to bring the world into your classroom.

  • Open to pre-service and practicing teachers!
  • You will earn a professional development certificate for completing all aspects of this course!

Concurrent Students
Remember that you can Specialize in International Education in your BEd degree!

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