Archive for April, 2015

Student Services Newsletter – April 2015

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Group Advising Sessions – April 15 and April 16 Any Concurrent and Part-Time Consecutive teacher candidates who were unable to attend the group advising sessions in February and March are encouraged to attend a make-up advising session in April. The sessions are being held in the McLaughlin College Rm 050C. 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, April 15                      10:00am or 2:00pm
  • Thursday, April 16                          10:00am or 2:00pm

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

For more information, contact our office at osp@edu.yorku.ca

Group Advising  session –  Glendon French BEd  April 13, 2015

Glendon French BEd students heading into ED 2 and ED 3 and missed the group advising session in early March should attend the make-up advising session on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 3:00pm in York Hall Rm A 301.  Marc Powell will be your advisor at the session.

Summer elective courses- Sessional date changes
Due to the recent labour disruption, the Registrar’s Office has moved undergraduate summer class dates by two weeks in order to accommodate students’ schedules for completing exams, etc. The updated, official summer schedule can be found at http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/dates/su15.htm.

Period Code      

B1           EDUC 3900  Studies in Popular Culture
May 5, 2015 to May 28, 2015

B             EDUC 3800 Arts & Ideas
May 19, 2015 to June 11, 2015

J2            EDUC 3500 Inclusive Education
June 16, 2015 to June 25, 2015

B             EDUC 3300 Urban Education  
May 19, 2015 to June 11, 2015

B             EDUC 3760 Early and Family Literacy
May 19, 2015 to June 11, 2015

J2            EDUC 3770 Teaching/Learning Digital Technology
June 17, 2015 to  July 15, 2015

J2            EDUC 2400 Education as Communication
June 16, 2015 to July 7, 2015

B2           EDUC 3710 Global Issues
April 18, 2015 to May 23, 2015

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 www.etfo.ca .   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: http://www.yorku.ca/mygrad/preparing/apply/. 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 http://www.yorku.ca/mygraduation.

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

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 must be certified before September 1, 2015 to be considered under the current requirements. June 2015 graduates must apply prior to August 31, 2015 and 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.

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.

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