Archive for November, 2015

Student Services Newsletter November 2015

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

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Individual Advising
The Faculty of Education, Office of Student Services offers individual advising three days a week -Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 4pm.  To book an appointment visit  Log in using your Passport York username and password. 

Education Resources
Education Resources are available to teacher candidates through the Education Resource Centre and York University Libraries. All teacher candidates are encouraged to check the ERC website as information is being updated daily: Materials that had been housed in the TEL building are being moved to the new locations below.

  • The ERC offers and maintains a collection of manipulatives, teaching guides and solution materials, and primary classroom technology. The ERC is located at 135 Winters College.
  • The Scott Library provides access to over 10,000 titles of education books including: primary and secondary school texts, teacher practitioner materials and educational theory. As well, the Sound and Moving Image Library (SMIL) located in the Scott Library and will be providing access to more than 100,000 CDs and DVDs, and 150,000 audio and video digital files (materials are still being organized for this library – expected to be available by mid October). The Scott Library is located in Central Square. Hours are available at:
  • The Frost Library located at York University’s Glendon campus will provide bilingual resources and services to support social science and humanities research and teaching (materials are expected to be available by mid November)

For more information visit:

Exploring Ways to Use Children’s Conflicts as Opportunities to Talk – Raising Peacemakers
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015   McLaughlin College Rm 050C
Please RSVP:
Join us for a conversation about peacemaking.  What can we learn about how to better listen and respond?  Free and open to all Teacher Candidates.  Visit:

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  Apply by December 23 in the year that you are applying to graduate. Application and details are at: (and sign in with your Faculty of Education user name and password).

International Practicum Placement – Information session
Consecutive and Concurrent ED 3 students
Are you interested in completing a teaching placement this May in Kenya, Nicaragua or China through the International Practicum Placement? Come to the information session on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:00-1:00pm in 286C Winters College . Download an application package at

Consecutive TC’s – Enrolling in a Winter education elective course
All Consecutive BEd TC’s are required to enrol in a mandatory 3.0 credit education elective course for the Winter 2016 session.  The course offering lists were sent to the TC’s by email in mid October. If you have not enrolled in an education elective course please contact Student Services at

Education Elective date change
ED/EDUC 2400 Education as Communication section M (winter session)
Education as Communication will not be offered on Mondays in the winter session as was posted in the lecture schedule.   It will be offered on Tuesday 8:30-11:30 during the winter session. If this course does not fit with your course schedule please email Teresa Boyle at to request drop permission.

Religious Education: Teaching in Catholic Schools
Intended to introduce pre-service teacher candidates to professional practice and to extend knowledge and skills in the delivery of Ontario Catholic curriculum, this course answers the question, “What do I need to know to begin teaching in Ontario Catholic Schools?” Critical to the implementation of this course is the modeling of a positive learning environment that reflects care, professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing learning.

Who Should Attend
Any undergrad teacher candidate in the final year of education studies and interested in preparing to teach in Catholic schools.
NOTE: This course is open only to York University Faculty of Education undergraduate students. This course is not equivalent to the Religious Education, Part 1 additional qualification.

Course Format

  • 36 hours in length; 10 hours online & 26 in-class
  • Offered in the Fall and Winter sessions
  • A Certificate of Completion is provided upon successful completion

To Apply & Fees
For actual dates, locations and session offerings search from the list of available courses. Note: offered in Fall and Winter sessions only. Course Fee (+ HST): $200 + $26 HST = $226.00

To apply online, visit our registration page at:

2016 BEd Graduates – Apply to Ontario College of Teachers for your Membership registration
Teacher Candidates graduating in June 2016 will be applying to the Ontario College of Teachers to become a certified member. Application information is available at: 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.

Recommendation to OCT
All concurrent, Technological Education and part time consecutive graduating students for June 2016 convocation should submit their Ontario College Teachers (OCT) registration number by June 1, 2016 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.

Are You on the Official Classlist?
A teacher candidate will not receive a final grade for coursework if he/she is not listed on the official classlist. You should not attend classes for a section that is not the one listed on your student record. Because official classlists are used for submitting final grades, if you are listed on a classlist for one section but attending another, you will receive a failure grade because you did not submit assignments to the instructor for the section where your name appears on the classlist. Updating your contact information Please remember if you change your residential address or phone number(s) you should update this information through York U. Online Service: My Student Records and select   Change My Profile at  Its’ also encouraged to add a contact person in case of emergency.

Office of Student Services hours
Monday 10am – 4pm
Tuesday to Friday 9am – 4pm
In June, July and August office closes at 3:00pm on Fridays
Telephone: 416-736-5001