Archive for May, 2013

Student Services Newsletter – May 2013

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Reminder for June graduates
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.

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

Welcome BEd Technological Education students
The Faculty of Education would like to welcome our new students in the BEd Technological Education program starting this summer.

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.

Summer courses
Dance and the Child II (DANC 4376 3.0) will be offered in the summer through the Dance department during term D2, from July 2 – July 12. This will be a very useful course for educators to take as the course will provide a broad perspective on the theories of teaching dance to children in the age range of 6 to 13 (Grades 1-8). In order to take this course students must contact Melonie Ricketts via: for a permission.

Summer Job Opportunities – Young Peoples, Theatre Summer Drama School
An eight week summer program enrolling over 300 young people during nine and ten day sessions.
For more information, contact:

Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Enrolment
Enrolment window assignments can be found online at under the “COURSES & ENROLMENT” click on ENROLMENT AND REGISTRATION GUIDE, then Find out when I can enrol. 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.

Undergraduate Calendar
The 2013-2014 York University Undergraduate Calendar is now published online at

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

Increase your Employability with an AQ
By special permission of the OCT, York University is now approved to offer a New Grad AQ Summer Intersession in addition to the Spring one, thus providing our new grads with multiple opportunities to gain an AQ.

York will forward recommendations for intersession AQs in early September by which time all graduating teachers must have paid their OCT registration and membership dues to be in good standing with the College. Any teacher who fails to pay their dues and is not a member in good standing with the College will NEVER be recommended for the AQ course taken in this session.

SPRING – Registration Deadline – May 10, 2013
Dates: Spring I: May 27-June 10, 2013
Spring II: June 3-18, 2013

Courses Offered:
ESL Part 1
FSL Part 1
Intermediate Basic Dramatic Arts
Special Education Part 1
$685 Tuition Fee
($35 discount for York grads)
$50 French Test Fee

To Register: On the Apply page, search by course title under “NewGrad” or mail/fax the standard application form.

SUMMER – Registration Deadline June 19, 2013
Dates July 2-31, 2013

Courses Offered:
All regular summer AQs, online or face-to-face, for which new grads qualify.
$685 Tuition Fee
($35 discount for York grads)
$50 French Test Fee

To Register: Use the special Summer Intersession Application Form (link to attached form) ) to qualify for the New Grad discount.