Archive for January, 2014

Student Services Newsletter – January 2014

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Sessional Dates
Welcome to our students as they return to classes for the winter 2014 term! The final date for Concurrent and Part-Time Consecutive BEd students to enrol in classes without instructors’ permission is January 19. For any requests to enrol in Education electives, please contact Teresa Boyle at

York University’s winter term Reading Week will occur February 17-21. The final date to drop a winter term course (Term W) without receiving a final grade is March 7. For additional information on sessional dates, visit Please note that these sessional dates do not apply to Full-Time Consecutive BEd students. Please consult your site-specific calendar for more information. For dates related to refunds, please refer to the university refund table

Glendon College Employment fair – January 22, 2014   10:30am – 1:30pm
Glendon’s Counseling, Career & Disability Services Office will be hosting an Employment Fair on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in the Glendon Cafeteria.  Education students who are graduating in June 2014 and are either  enrolled in the French BEd at Glendon, enrolled at the Keele Campus BEd in  JI or IS with a teaching subject in French or have an interest to teach in French,  are encouraged to attend as there  will be representatives from several school boards attending.   For more information visit:

Mandatory Advising Sessions
All concurrent and part-time consecutive BEd teacher candidates who will be proceeding into ED2 and ED3 next September are required to attend a group advising session.

Week of February 18-21 Reading Week
ED 1 Sessions
Held in McLaughlin College 157A.

  • The ED1 sessions  for Primary/Junior  are scheduled for
    • Wednesday,  February 19, at 9:00 am or
    • Thursday, February 20, at 1:00 pm
  • The ED1 sessions  for Junior/Intermediate are scheduled for
    • Wednesday,  February 19 at 10:00 am or
    • Thursday,  February 20 at 2:00 pm
  • The ED1 sessions  for Intermediate/ Senior are scheduled for
    •  Tuesday,   February 18  at 11:30 am or
    • Thursday,  February 20 at 3:30 pm or
    • Friday,  February 21 at 2:00 pm

ED2 sessions
Held in McLaughlin College 157A.

  • The ED 2  sessions for Primary/Junior are schedule for
    • Thursday,   February 20 at 9:00 am or
    • Friday,  February 21 at 12 noon
  • The ED2 sessions  for Junior/Intermediate are schedule for
    •  Thursday,  February 20 at 10:30 am or
    •  Friday,  February 21  at 10:30 am
  • The ED2 sessions  for Intermediate/Senior are scheduled for
    •  Tuesday,  February 18 at 2:00 pm or
    • Thursday, February 20 at 11:30 am or
    • Friday,  February 21  at 9:00 am

 Glendon – BEd (French) –Friday, March 7, 2014
The BEd (French) advising sessions will occur at Glendon College.

The sessions are scheduled for:

    • ED1        11:00am to  12noon       Rm A301
    • ED2       2pm  to 3pm                    Rm  YH 172

For more information, contact our office at

Practicum Information
All ED1 Teacher Candidates MUST set aside the week following the exam period – April 28th to May 2nd for the observation block and final assignment.  Students will spend 2 days in a school observation placement, 1 day investigating the community, have 1 day to write the paper, and 1 day (Friday) on campus meeting with their CMYR 2100 Seminar Leader and class.

The online form, which is accessible through the practicum login on the main education homepage, will be available from Thursday February 13th to Thursday February 27th.  That’s 2 full weeks to login and input the information needed.  Below is the link to the login page.  Use your Passport York username and password to login.

The ED1 selection will serve as the ED2 (2014-2015) placement request so it is critical that Teacher Candidates  choose zones suitable for the year and whether they prefer a public or catholic placement.  For ED2 Teach Candidates, returning from Stop out, you also need to complete the form for the 2014-2015 year as planning for placements begins before the school year wraps up.  Look for more information on this in upcoming communications.

Please contact the practicum office by email at if there are any questions or issues with the system.

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

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. Deadline to apply for is January 31, 2014. 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 online application. The actual date has not been set for the Faculty of Education Keele campus convocation. Web site can be found at

Recommendation to OCT
All concurrent, full time 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 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.

In order for the BEd Student Services Office to send your recommendation, we require the OCT registration number for each graduating teacher candidate. To apply for OCT membership visit:, select Members and then Create an Account.

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. When ordering transcripts, please indicate that you wish for your York University transcript to be sent upon degree completion. Your transcripts must indicate your Bachelor of Education degree has been conferred. This means your transcripts should not be sent until after the June convocation. The Faculty of Education will only send your recommendation to OCT following convocation. Transcripts ordered by the student and the recommendation sent by the Faculty of Education are required for certification. For more information, visit

ED3 Quarter Courses for ED 3 –  P/J and J/I students
Classes for the WD term for winter term quarter courses to be taken by ED3 P/J and J/I Concurrent and Part-Time Consecutive teacher candidates began January 6 and end February 14.  Classes for the WE term for winter term quarter courses begin February 24 and end April 4.    Please contact the instructor to confirm the meeting place for the first class if you are uncertain.

Tax Forms
Information related to tax forms for income tax purposes can be found online at

Practicum Reports
Fall term practicum reports for Full-Time Consecutive teacher candidates are not to be faxed/sent to the Practicum Office. It is the responsibility of the teacher candidate to get a copy of the report from the mentor teacher (York University is no longer keeping them on file). Reports should not be housed at a consecutive site for any longer than this school year.