Archive for June, 2015

Student Services Newsletter June 2015

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

To our graduating BEd Teacher Candidates.  We want to wish you the very best. Congratulations.

Last Reminder: Graduating this June    
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 OCT by August 31, 2015 and are required to submit their Ontario College Teachers (OCT) registration prior to June 18th (Convocation) to the Faculty of Education.

To submit your OCT registration number to the Faculty of Education use the online form 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.

Please note, if you did not submit your OCT registration number by June 18th please email the OCT registration number and your SIS ID to osp@edu.yorku.ca, and request to be certified as the link to the online form will not be available.

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.

Convocation 2015
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

Concurrent and Part-Time Consecutive students FW 2015 Enrolment

Submit the Practicum Enrolment Form before June 30, 2015
Any Concurrent and Part Time Consecutive teacher candidates heading into ED 2 or 3 and  were unable to attend the group advising sessions in February and March are required to book an individual advising appointment with an Education Advisor to go over course requirements and fill out the FW 2015-16 Practicum Enrolment form.

Individual Advising
During the months of May through to end of August the Office of Student Services will be  offering three days of individual advising –  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm.  To book an appointment visit Student SharePoint/Undergraduate Home/ Announcements.

June Electives – Course offering dates
 Due to the labour disruption, the Registrar’s Office 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.  

As a result of these accommodations,  some of the Education electives are being offered  in a condensed format or blended (0nline and in person)

 EDUC 3500 Inclusive Education originally taught  during the month of June has been moved to a new schedule.  The instructor is offering a condensed curriculum starting June 15  and ending June 25, 2015.  

Monday June 15 11:30 to 2:30  – 3 hours
Tuesday June 16 9:30 to 2:30 – 5 hours
Wednesday June 17 11:30 to 5:30 –  6 hours 
Thursday June 18 11:30 to 2:30 –  3 hours
Friday June 19 independent time to meet in groups  3 hours
Monday June 22 11:30 to 2:30 – 3 hours
Tuesday June 23 9:30 to 2:30 – 5 hours
Wednesday June 24 11:30 to 4:30 –  5 hours
Thursday June 25 11:30 to 2:30 – 3 hours
The classes will be held  in McLaughlin College Rm 050A. 

EDUC 2400 Education as Communication originally taught from June 1 to June 30 has been moved to a new schedule, session starting June 17 and ending July 8.

This course is taught both online and face to face.  The Course Instructor, Professor Heather Lotherington is planning the following course schedule with four face to face classes noted in red.

EDUC 2400 3.0         June/July

2:30-6:30 Monday Wednesday Thursday
Week 1   17/6 TEL 3072 18/6
Week 2 22/6 24/6 25/6 TEL 3072
Week 3 29/6 Canada day 2/7 TEL 3072
Week 4 6/7 8/7 TEL 3072  

Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Enrolment Enrolment window assignments can be found online at http://www.yorku.ca/yorkweb/cs.htm under the “COURSES & ENROLMENT” click on ENROLMENT AND REGISTRATION GUIDE, then Find out when I can enrol. Enrolment will occur throughout the entire month of June.

Fall/Winter Elective Waitlist Education students who are interested in taking electives but have not succeeded in enrolling will be able to complete the Elective Waitlist form. This form will be available in early July on the Sharepoint at https://sharepoint.edu.yorku.ca/sites/fedstudents/ug/default.aspx. You can find the link under forms. Please use your outlook email and password to access the Sharepoint link. You should try to enrol yourself in the course when your enrolment date occurs.

Course not available to Concurrent and PT Consecutive students
Education courses coded as ED/EDFE, ED/EDJI, ED/EDPJ, ED/EDPR and ED/XX 4000 and 4001 are scheduled for the FW 2015 Consecutive students only.  As well, EDUC 3000, EDUC 3592, EDUC 3610 section A, B, C & D, and EDUC 3600 section N & O are reserved for Consecutive BEd students. As well, there are education elective courses that are being held for the consecutive teacher candidates during the winter 2016 session which will not be available to concurrent teacher candidates

Concurrent and Part-Consecutive students should refer to the advising packages given out at the winter/spring group advising sessions to view the course enrolment requirements.  As well, you can refer to the York U. FW 2014-15 undergraduate calendar or the calendar year you started the BEd for course requirements: http://calendars.registrar.yorku.ca/

I/S Teaching Subjects There is potential for conflicts or repetition in choosing similar teaching subjects, such as ones that fall under the business, computer studies or economics, geography, environmental science and science category. Although you may select these combinations, we would like to advise you that you may have the same course director and same course outline for both teaching subject classes. Some of the above subjects (e.g. business studies), depending on numbers, may only be available through independent study courses. When selecting your two teaching subjects, candidates should note the academic requirements for each subject and the prerequisites for curriculum and instruction courses. For the intermediate/senior program a minimum of 24 credits (four full university courses) in the subject area must be taken in order to register in the teaching subject curriculum and instruction course. A candidate requires a minimum of 36 credits (six full university courses) in one teaching subject area and 24 credits (four full university courses) in the other area to graduate.

ED/EDUC 1000 Rethinking Schooling: A “Re-Introduction” – Not an elective course. This course is offered to students admitted to the Pre-Education BEd Concurrent program.  

ED/EDUC 3760 Early and Family Literacy – Is offered to teacher candidates enrolled in the Primary/Junior teaching level. TC’s in the Intermediate/Senior level should not enroll in the course.

Ineligible to Continue Any BEd student who has an overall GPA less than C+ (5.00) in their undergraduate degree or receives a grade of less than C+ in any Education course or receives a F grade in practicum is ineligible to continue or graduate. To petition to be reinstated, students must submit an academic petition to 128 Winters College. Concurrent BEd students’ petitions will only be considered if their GPA in their undergraduate meets the minimum 5.00 requirement. To petition for retroactive withdrawal for an Education course or to repeat a failed practicum, the student should explain the failure, what went wrong and why this will not occur next time. If you have any supporting letters from your practicum mentor teacher or seminar leader, you should also include this with your academic petition. If there are any medical reasons, you should also have the Attending Physician’s Statement completed. This form is part of the complete petitions package which can be found on the web site for the Registrar’s Office http://www.registrar.yorku.ca/petitions/academic/.

Specialization in International Education
http://edu.yorku.ca/current-students/international-opportunities/#specialization

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Sexuality and Schools Film Festival offered by
Schools Committee, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, UofT.
Held on Saturday, June 6th 1pm – 5pm – Innis Town Hall. A film festival for everyone interested in sexuality education in and out of schools.

Awards/Scholarships – Ontario College of Teachers
OCT  offers scholarships to Teacher Candidates to providing financial support.  Please visit OCT for further information:
http://www.oct.ca/about-the-college/scholarships