Archive for February, 2015

Student Services Newsletter – February 2015

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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. You only need to attend one session. No registration required.

Keele – BEd Concurrent – Week of February17-20, 2015

Students currently in ED 1 and going into ED 2 for FW 2015 Held in McLaughlin College  157A or York Lanes 234

The ED1 going into ED 2 sessions for Primary/Junior scheduled:

  • Wednesday, February 18, at 9:00 am in York Lanes 234 or
  • Thursday, February 19, at 1:00 pm in York Lanes 234

The ED1 going into ED 2 sessions for Junior/Intermediate scheduled:

  • Wednesday, February 18 at 10:00 am in York Lanes 234 or
  • Thursday, February 19 at 2:00 pm in York Lanes 234

The ED1 going into ED 2 sessions for Intermediate/Senior scheduled:

  • Tuesday, February 17 at 11:30 am MC 157A or
  • Thursday, February 19 at 3:30 pm York Lanes 234 or
  • Friday, February 20 at 2:00 pm MC 157A

Students currently in ED 2 and going into ED 3 for FW 2015 Held in McLaughlin College 157A or York Lanes 234

The ED 2 going into ED 3 sessions for Primary/Junior schedule:

  • Thursday, February 19 at 9:00 am York Lanes 234 or
  • Friday, February 20 at 12 noon MC 157A or
  • Friday, February 20 at 2:30pm York Lanes 234

The ED2 going into ED 3 sessions for Junior/Intermediate schedule:

  • Thursday, February 19 at 10:30 am York Lanes 234 or
  • Friday, February 20  at 10:30 am MC 157A

The ED2 going into ED 3 sessions for Intermediate/Senior scheduled:

  • Tuesday, February 17 at 2:00 pm York Lanes 234 or
  • Thursday, February 19 at 11:30 am York Lanes 234 or
  • Friday, February 20 at 9:00 am MC 157A

Glendon – BEd (French) –Friday, March 6, 2015
The BEd (French) advising sessions will occur at the Glendon Campus

The sessions are scheduled for:

  • ED1 students going into ED 211:00am to 12noon   Rm A301
  • ED2 students going into ED 32:00pm to 3:00 pm  Rm A201

Practicum
All ED1 Teacher Candidates MUST set aside the week following the exam period – April 27th to May 1st  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 12th to Thursday February 26th. 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.

https://practicum.edu.yorku.ca/gateway/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fPracticum%2fOne.aspx%3fcontextId%3d9187%26objectId%3d9187

The ED1 selection will serve as the ED2 (2015-2016) 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 2015-2016 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 practicumoffice@edu.yorku.ca if there are any questions or issues with the system.

Building Futures Conference – Graduating Faculty of Education TC’s
The Ministry of Education, in conjunction with York University’s Faculty of Education, will be presenting its annual Building Futures event to teacher candidates on February 17 &18, 2015. The event offers workshops on key education policies, programs and resources, all designed to support new teachers as they enter the classroom.

Registration is now open and is mandatory for teacher candidates. Faculty instructors and staff are also invited to attend; you can find more information and the registration form on the event in the attached flyer. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/teachers/buildingfutures/york.html

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, 2015. 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 http://www.yorku.ca/mygraduation.

Recommendation to OCT All concurrent, full time and part time consecutive graduating students for June 2015 convocation should submit their Ontario College Teachers (OCT) registration number by June 1, 2015 to the Faculty of Education.

The online form is available through the Faculty of Education SharePoint Site at edu.yorku.ca. 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: www.oct.ca, select Members and then Create an Account.

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: www.oct.ca, 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 http://www.oct.ca/become_a_teacher/?lang=en-CA.

President for the Day
Swap roles with York’s President on March 16, 2015.  For those not familiar with this contest, on March 16, 2015 President Mamdouh Shoukri will experience life as student, and the winner will take on the role of “President” for a day.   http://pres4aday.info.yorku.ca/ Deadline to apply is February 24, 2015.

Reading Week
York University’s winter term Reading Week will occur February16-20. The final date to drop a winter term course for Concurrent students (Term W) without receiving a final grade is March 6. For additional information on sessional dates, visit  http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/dates/fw14.htm#add.   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 http://sfs.yorku.ca/refunds/tables/

Accepting Applications to the DHH Post-Graduate Diploma The teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program is offered by the Faculty of Education at York University. The Full time program is offered face-to-face for one academic year.  Part time candidates may access the program online or face to face over a 3 year period.

Entry requirements are:  Bachelor of education degree, membership in OCT and 2 courses in American Sign Language. All candidates must complete a residency requirement consisting of face-to-face attendance in August. Part-time candidates complete this requirement in their second year of the program. Additionally, all candidates complete 2-month long practicum. This program is offered tuition free by the Ministry of Education. Applications for full and part time programs are due March 15.

Applications can be found on our website at http://edu.yorku.ca/academic-programs/deaf-hard-of-hearing-education/how-to-apply/ The Application deadline is March 15th, 2015.

AQs for Class of 2015 B.Ed. Graduates
The Faculty of Education is offering its new B.Ed. graduates the opportunity to complete an additional qualification in Spring 2015 tailored to the needs of new teachers entering the profession. Offered at York University Keele campus between May 25 and June 5, 2015, teacher candidates can apply to one of three AQs:  Special Education Part 1; Intermediate Basic Dramatic Arts; Mathematics, Primary/Junior, Part 1.   Registration opens mid-January.  Apply by May 13, 2015.  For more information and to register visit: http://edu.yorku.ca/profdev/aqabq/aqs-for-new-grads/

Tax Forms
Information related to tax forms for income tax purposes can be found online at http://sfs.yorku.ca/fees/taxforms/index.htm