Archive for October, 2013

Student Services Newsletter – October 2013

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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Apply for Continuing Education Student Awards – Deadline October 15
Awards and bursaries are available to Faculty of Education Teacher Candidates to assist with the cost of university tuition.  All Teacher Candidates who feel they meet the criteria of academic excellence and financial need are encouraged to apply.  The deadline is October 15th and requires students to complete Student Financial Profile.    

Please note that the awards may require the following:

  • Specific to a teacher candidates York degree, teaching subjects and/or teaching level and year in the BEd program.
  • A nomination letter from a Faculty of Education instructor

More information on the Continuing Education  Student Awards visit:

Are You on the Official Classlist?
A teacher candidate will not receive a final grade for coursework if he/she is not listed on the official classlist. You should not attend classes for a section that is not the one listed on your student record. Because official classlists are used for submitting final grades, if you are listed on a classlist for one section but attending another, you will receive a failure grade because you did not submit assignments to the instructor for the section where your name appears on the classlist.

Degree Requirement Student Checklist
Students in the Concurrent and Part-Time Consecutive BEd can check that they have completed all the requirements for their BEd by using the checklist available on SharePoint  The degree requirement checklists are listed under “Links” on the left-hand side of the Undergraduate homepage. You will need to log in to Passport York. Candidates in Indigenous Education, Jewish Teacher Education and the BEd (French) program options must also check their specific BEd program requirements separately.

Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities
York University is a place of research, teaching and learning where people value civility, diversity, equity, honesty and respect in their direct and indirect interactions with one another.   All York students have rights and responsibilities as outlined in the PDF document which can be found on the Office of Student Conflict Resolution web site at

Reminder: Concurrent students can Specialize in International Education in their BEd degree!
We are the first Faculty of Education in Ontario to offer this Specialization within the existing BEd degree program! Interested in finding out more details? Visit

2014 BEd Graduates – Apply to OCT for your Membership registration
Teacher Candidates graduating in June 2014 will be applying to the Ontario College of Teachers to become a certified member.  Application information is available at:

Collection of OCT registration numbers – Deadline June 1, 2014
All concurrent and part time consecutive graduating students for June 2014 convocation should submit their Ontario College Teachers (OCT) registration number by June 1, 2014 to the Faculty of Education. The online form  will be available in November through the Faculty of Education SharePoint Site at to submit teacher candidates Registration Number Submission.  This will require logging into Passport York.