Archive for June, 2013

Student Services Newsletter June 2013

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Religious Education: Teaching in Catholic Schools
Offered by the Research and Professional Development Office
Certificate Course for B.Ed. Students
Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 Session Course Offerings. This 36 hour certificate program is designed for any undergrad B.Ed. student wishing to pursue a teaching position with a Catholic School Board.
NOTE: Any student registered at the TCDSB Catholic Education Centre need not apply.  Your program encompasses this material.

All other interested candidates should visit http://profdev.edu.yorku.ca/imis15_prod/conference/  and select Religious Education: Teaching in Catholic Schools from the drop-down menu .  There is a choice of Fall or Winter session dates and locations. Space is limited and you are encouraged to register early.

Fall/Winter Elective Waitlist
Education students who are interested in taking electives but have not succeeded in enrolling will be able to complete the Elective Waitlist form. This form will be available in early July on the Sharepoint at https://sharepoint.edu.yorku.ca/sites/fedstudents/ug/default.aspx. You can find the link under forms. Please use your outlook email and password to access the Sharepoint link.  You should try to enrol yourself in the course when your enrolment date occurs.

Summer Hours
Beginning June 1, 2013, the normal work day at York University will be reduced by one hour every Friday during the period from June 1, 2013 to August 30, 2013 (Labour Day). Please be advised that the offices will be closed on July 1, 2013 (Canada Day) and August 5, 2013 (Civic Holiday).

Practicum Evaluations
All TCs should keep a copy of their final practicum reports in their personal files. Before the end of this academic year, TCs should ensure they have the reports from their mentor teachers. The Faculty of Education we will not be keeping these on file.

Reminder to ED 2 and ED 3 Teacher Candidates
Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS)
All Teacher Candidates (TCs) enrolled in a BEd program must have a valid VSS for every year in the program. TCs must re-apply for a new VSS prior to the expiry date of the existing one every year.   Processing time can be quite lengthy and can take in excess of 4 months to complete the search in cases where fingerprinting may be required.  For this reason, TCs must begin the process early to ensure their VSS is never expired.  Please call your local Police Services Office to find out how long their processing time is and begin your application accordingly in order to always have a valid document commencing July/August.
Without a clear VSS document TCs will not be allowed to participate in practicum assignments.

PRAC 4000 Enrolment
Concurrent and Part-time BEd teacher candidates cannot enrol in their practicum seminar PRAC 4000. Students will be enrolled into seminars which correspond with their placements once placements are finalized in August. All ED2 and ED3 teacher candidates will meet with their seminar leaders for the first time on September 3, 2013 at the mandatory orientation.

Keele BEd Teacher candidates are required to keep EITHER Wednesday OR Thursday free of classes as this will be the teaching day.  You do NOT need to inform the practicum office of this choice as your practicum section is not dependent upon which day you choose.  Please note that once you have identified the teaching day it must remain consistent for both fall and winter terms.

Glendon BEd (French Immersion) Teacher Candidates are required to keep Wednesday free as the teaching day.  There is no alternative day.

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 http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/calendars/2013-2014/faculty_rules/ED/concurrent_pattern.htm .