Archive for March, 2015

Student Service Newsletter – March 2015

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Makeup Group Advising Sessions – March 18 and 19, 2015
Any Concurrent and Part-Time Consecutive teacher candidates who were unable to attend any of the group advising sessions in February are encouraged to attend a make-up advising session in March. The sessions are being held in the McLaughlin College Rm 157A 1st flr. No registration required.   If you are in your last year of Education (ED3) you do not need to attend.

ED 1 and Ed 2 Teacher Candidates heading into ED 2 or ED 3 – all certification levels

  • Wednesday, March 18th              10:00am or 2:00pm
  • Thursday, March 19th                  10:00am or 2:00pm

Lisa D’Aiuto, Judith Davidson, Teresa Boyle and Marc Powell – Assessor/Advisor, BEd Student Services will be your advisors at the sessions.

For more information, contact our office at

Individual Advising
During the Labour Disruption the Office of Student Services is still continuing to offer three days of individual advising – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 12noon and 2 pm to 4pm. To book an appointment visit Student SharePoint/Undergraduate Home/ Announcements.

Awards & Scholarships ETFO – Scholarships and Awards available to Education students
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) offers numerous scholarships and bursaries each year to students enrolled with a Faculty of Education program. Applications are available at .   Deadline is April 30, 2015.

OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award 2014-15
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Please note:  The selection of the award recipients of the OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award is done by OSSTF.  The applications/nomination are sent directly to OSST .

Teacher Candidates must apply for the award using the OSSTF/FEESO application form.
The OSSTF/FEESO Faculty of Education Award, valued at $1,000 annually, shall be awarded to the graduating Intermediate/Senior or Technological Studies Teacher Candidate who applies for the award and who has shown a clear understanding and empathy for the values of unionism, is attempting to secure a job with a public secondary board, and who best exemplifies the award criteria. Applicants are also asked to submit two letters of reference in support of their application – one from a faculty member and one from one of their associate teachers.

Teacher candidates who wish to apply for this award must do so using the online application form which is now available on our website and will be accessible until April 30, 2015.

Summer Education Elective Waitlist – Reminder
Priority is given to teacher candidates going into their ED3 year, who need the credits to graduate. First priority on the waitlist is granted to ED2 students going into ED3 who have zero credits towards their elective requirement. Next we consider ED2 students going into ED3 who have 3 credits and then we consider students going into ED3 with 6 credits. This means, that your priority on the waitlist will drop as you are able to successfully enrol in Education electives. For example, if you are going into ED3 but already are enrolled in two electives and you wish to enrol in a third course, you need to understand that we would want to accommodate ED2 teacher candidates going into ED3 with zero or three credits towards their elective requirement over you who has 6 credits.

The Summer Education Waitlist is available on Student SharePoint.

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: 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 application.

The Faculty of Education convocation ceremonies will occur on Thursday, June 18, 2015

The convocation Web site can be found at

Faculty of Education I   – Ceremony #10 at 3:30 pm

  • Concurrent BEd,
  • Full-time Consecutive
  • Part time – Consecutive
  • Diploma in the Education of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

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 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

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 on campus 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 being on campus the 2nd or 3rd week of August. Part-time candidates complete this requirement in their first or 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 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:

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