Archive for April, 2013

Student Services Newsletter – April 2013

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Faculty news…
Dean Ron Owston among top experts in EDTech and eLearning
Professor Ron Owston, Dean in the Faculty of Education has been named one of the top 100 experts in EdTech and eLearning.  Congratulations…  For further details see York U – YFile at

Dean Owston also received an award “Shifting Minds National Award” from C21 Canada for his achievements in the field of 21st century learning and innovation.  For further details on the award presented see York U – YFile at

Faculty of Education student recognized for dedication to teaching
Congratulations to Livia Beqo who won the 2013 Helen G. Mitchell Award from OMLAT in achievement with both her academic and practicum program.
For further details see York U. – YFile at

Graduating this June
Collection of OCT registration numbers – Deadline June 1, 2013
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.  You may order transcripts from the Ontario Universities” Application Centre (OUAC)  as the transcript will be sent electronically vs by mail.     When filling out the online form indicate that you wish for your York University transcript to be sent after Degree Conferred. This means the electronic transcript will be sent after the June convocation.  You need to add your York  student number and University Type and Level of Studies (Undergraduate).   Click on OUAC Transcripts  to order.

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, 2013.
The convocation Web site can be found at
Faculty of Education I   – Ceremony  #11  at 10:30 pm

  • Full-time Consecutive

Faculty of Education II   – Ceremony  #12  at 3:30 pm

  • Concurrent BEd,
  • Part time – Consecutive
  • Diploma in the Education of  Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

Awards & Scholarships
ETFO  – Scholarships and Awards available to Education students
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) offers numerous scholarships and bursaries each year to students enrolled with a Faculty of Education program.  Applications are available at   Deadline is April 30, 2013.

Ontario College of Teachers – Scholarship Program
OCT offers awards to assist teacher candidates proceeding into their final year of a consecutive or concurrent teacher education program.  For further details and application visit:  Deadline for applying is on Friday, July 19th, 2013.

Course Offerings
Summer Education Elective Waitlist – Reminder
Priority is given to teacher candidates going into their ED3 year, who need the credits to graduate. First priority on the waitlist is granted to ED2 students going into ED3 who have zero credits towards their elective requirement. Next we consider ED2 students going into ED3 who have 3 credits and then we consider students going into ED3 with 6 credits. This means, that your priority on the waitlist will drop as you are able to successfully enrol in Education electives. For example, if you are going into ED3 but already are enrolled in two electives and you wish to enrol in a third course, you need to understand that we would want to accommodate ED2 teacher candidates going into ED3 with zero or three credits towards their elective requirement over you who has 6 credits.   

The Summer Education Waitlist is available on the Student SharePoint

BEd Concurrent – Dance Teachables
The Dance department will be running some exciting summer courses that students may be interested in taking outside of their major. Students are able to enrol into Dance courses that are open to non-majors without a permission from the department. Dance courses that are popular to students in Education are:
DANC 3259 3.0 S2 Animating Communities through Dance.
DANC 3530 3.0 S2 Ecstatic Dance

For more Information on courses offered by the Dance department, please contact Melonie Ricketts at: or 416-736-5137.

Concurrent Students
ED/EDUC 3310  The Adolescent and the Teacher  – Not an elective course
The Adolescent and the Teacher is not an elective course.  It’s a required course for Intermediate/Senior teacher candidates and optional for Junior/Intermediate candidates as they can also enroll in ED/CMYR Human Development.

Additional Qualification Course
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 teacher. 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: