Archive for August, 2013

Student Service Newsletter – August

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Student Service Newsletter –  August

The Faculty of Education welcomes the new incoming class for the full-time consecutive BEd, the first year (Ed1) concurrent and part-consecutive BEd, Direct Entry Pre-Education, and Deaf-and-Hard-of-Hearing post graduate diploma students.  

Welcome back to our continuing Teacher Candidates in the Education program.  We hope you had a great summer and looking forward to another successful year.

Concurrent & Part-Time Consecutive BEd  – Tuesday, September 3, 2013
It is mandatory to attend the orientation. There will be guest speakers from the teachers’ federations. The Orientation for concurrent and part-time consecutive students will occur on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

All ED1 teacher candidates will meet in Curtis Lecture Hall “L” (CLH L) 9:00 am to 11:30 am.   ED1 teacher candidates are also required to meet with their seminar leaders for CMYR 2100 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm that day. Specific instructions regarding afternoon room locations will be given in the morning session.  Students should come knowing the name of their Seminar Leader and Seminar Section.

All ED2 teacher candidates will meet in Vari Hall (VH) Rm A, from 9:00 am to 9:30 am and break out to two groups:

  • P/J and J/I TCs AND all Catholic I/S TCs will remain in Vari Hall A from 9:30 – 11:30 for a Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario (QECO) session.  Afternoon session from 1:30 – 3:30 will be held with your Practicum Facilitator.  Check your EDU email for location.
  • Public I/S TCs ONLY will move to Vari Hall B from 9:30 to 11:30 for an Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) qualifications presentation.  Attendance is a must to receive and complete the OSSTF application process. Transcripts and other documentation may be submitted up to July 1, 2014 to the OSSTF Certification Department.  Application forms will be limited to ONE form per person.  The form will include an embossed  OSSTF/FEESO seal which   cannot  be  duplicated.    If you do not   attend the OSSTF/FEESO presentation, you will not   receive an application form.  The application form is not posted on the OSSTF/FEESO web site.

All ED3 teacher candidates will meet in Accolade Centre West (ACW) Rm 109 and from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

ED2 & ED3 Students are required to also meet with their practicum facilitators for PRAC4000C from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm that day. Specific instructions regarding afternoon room locations have been emailed to your EDU email with the Orientation Agenda. Students should come knowing the name of their Practicum Facilitator and Section.

Consecutive Education BEd – Thursday, August 29, 2013
Accolade Centre East Rm 102  
York map:

9:00am to 12noon – Orientation for the following participating sites
Peel IS
Peel PJ
York Region IS
York Region PJ

1:00 to 4:00pm – Orientation  for the following participating sites
Fine Arts
Urban Diversity
Regent Park

Note:  The Consecutive Education program/classes begin on Monday, August 26,2013. Information on course/site location, visit the New Teacher Candidates Blog at

Fall/Winter Education Electives
There are still seats available in the Education elective courses.
Note:  EDUC 3610 New Media Literacies and Culture is taught both in the fall and winter session.  If you’d like to switch from fall to winter session please contact Education Student Services at

ED/EDUC 2200 3.00 Issues in Indigenous Education
WINTER, Tuesdays 2:30-5:30, MC 050B, Cat#: S83T01
This course explores wide-ranging issues in Indigenous education. It is grounded in Indigenous understandings and practices of education. It explores the on-going impact of colonization, promotes decolonizing approaches by challenging deficit thinking and presents successful educational models with the possibility of practitioners integrating aspects of these methods into personal practice. NOTE: This course is mandatory for the Indigenous Teacher Education program option.

ED/EDUC 2300 3.0 Pedagogy of the Land
WINTER, Tuesdays 11:30-2:30, MC 050C, Cat#: N35M01
This course explores Indigenous understandings of the land as the first teacher. Participants experience and analyze the significance of the specific spaces where teaching and learning take place. Indigenous epistemologies, storying and decolonizing methodologies guide and inform the work. NOTE: This course is mandatory for the Indigenous Teacher Education program option.

ED/EDUC 2590 3.00 Thinking Mathematically I
FALL, Tuesdays 5:30-8:30, MC 050A, Cat#: T33N01
Intended primarily, but not exclusively, for Education teacher candidates in the P/J and J/I streams, the main objective of this course includes providing opportunities for teacher candidates to achieve success in thinking mathematically and to reflect on the learning and practice of mathematics.

ED/EDUC 2700 3.00 Teaching Internationally and Interculturally
WINTER, Wednesdays 5:30-8:30, MC 050A, Cat#: U06D01
This course engages students in a comparative and international exploration of cultural traditions and beliefs, as well as their reflection on schooling and teaching practices. Throughout the course, students will examine diverse cultural and educational contexts in Canada and around the world in relation to imperialism, globalization, and internationalization, and raise questions about critical issues such as social class, race, ethnicity and gender.

ED/EDUC 2720 3.00 Teaching English in International Contexts
FALL, Tuesdays 11:30-2:30, MC 111, Cat#: A03F01
This course addresses key dimensions of teaching English in international contexts. It examines theoretical and practical aspects of teaching English, including feedback and assessment, learner profiles, student agency, and e-learning approaches in environments where English is not the majority language.

ED/EDUC 3300 6.00 Urban Education
FULL-YEAR, Thursdays 5:30-8:30, Ross South 201, Cat#: N76X02 or 3
This course focuses on the theory and practice of schooling in settings characterized by diversity related to socio-economic status, ethnicity, race, culture and citizenship. It examines historical and socio-political contexts of education and explores their impact on conceptions of learning, curriculum and pedagogy with specific application for working in urban school environments.

ED/EDUC 3610 3.00 New Media Literacies and Culture
WINTER, Wednesdays 3:00-6:00, TEL 1016, Cat#: Q80G01
This course will explore new media technologies and literacies prevalent in contemporary popular culture and of increasing importance in education. An array of new media technologies and emergent literacies will be explored theoretically, critically, and through hands-on applications in order to consider their pedagogical, curricular, and socio-cultural implications.

ED/EDUC 3750 3.00 Educational Assessment
WINTER, Fridays 11:30-2:30, MC 111, Cat#: C72T01
This course considers the conceptual and ethical issues in educational assessment; the process of developing, evaluating and using assessment procedures; the interpretation, communication and use of assessment results; and the role of gender, ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity in educational assessment.

ED/EDUC 3900 3.00 Studies in Popular Culture
WINTER, Thursdays 5:30-8:30, MC 157A, Cat#: A99S01
This course considers recent debates on the uses of various forms of popular culture in educational research and pedagogical practice.   The course will draw upon mainstream and  independent films, contemporary fiction, graphic novels and comics, and popular forms of music, as well as research in cultural studies.

ED/EDUC 3700 3.00 Educating for a Sustainable Future
WINTER, Wednesdays 11:30-2:30, MC 050A, Cat#: Q88T01
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of education for sustainability.  It traces the approach from its origins in outdoor and environmental education to its contemporary expression as an interdisciplinary approach that explores the relation between education and social, economic, and environmental issues.

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