Archive for January, 2016

Student Services Newsletter January 2016

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Mandatory Advising Sessions
All concurrent and part-time consecutive BEd teacher candidates currently in ED 2 and proceeding into ED3 next September are required to attend a group advising session. TC’s don’t need to reserve a spot. Just come on the day/time that works with your schedule.

Held in McLaughlin College 157A and York Lanes 234.

The ED 2 sessions for Primary/Junior are schedule for
o Thursday, February 18at 11:30 am York Lanes 234 (with JI)
o Thursday, February 18 at 1:00pm York Lanes 234 or
o Friday, February 19 at 1:00pm MC 157A or

The ED2 sessions for Junior/Intermediate are schedule for
o Thursday, February 18at 11:30 am York Lanes 234 (with PJ) or
o Friday, February 19 at 2:30 am York Lanes 234

The ED2 sessions for Intermediate/Senior are scheduled for
o Tuesday, February 16 at 2:30 pm MC 157A
o Thursday, February 18 at 11:30 am MC 157A
o Friday, February 19 at 2:30pm MC 157A

Glendon – BEd (French) –Friday, February 26, 2016
The BEd (French) advising session will occur at Glendon College.
The sessions are scheduled for:
o ED2 Advising 11:00am to 12noon York Hall Rm A301

For more information, contact our office at

All ED2 Teacher Candidates MUST log on to the Practicum Information Management System to select practicum preferences for the 2016-17 academic year.

The online form, which is also 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.

The link is Please use your Passport York username and password to login.

For ED2 Teacher Candidates, returning from Stop out, you also need to complete the form for the 2016-2017 year as planning for placements begins before the current school year wraps up. Look for more information on this in upcoming communications.
Please contact the practicum office by email at if there are any questions or log in concerns.

Consecutive BEd Teacher Candidates – Enrolment/Practicum Information for FW 2016-17
Teacher Candidates in the Consecutive BEd program will receive information  end of February by email regarding enrolment procedures and important dates for the FW 2016-17 session.

Interested in the Graduate Program in Education (MEd or PhD)? 
Join us for a live Twitter Chat on Tuesday January 19th from 6 – 7pm with Graduate Program in Education Director Jen Gilbert to have all of your questions answered.   Joining the conversation is easy as 1, 2, 3!

1.     Follow us on twitter at @GradEdYorkU 
2.     Use the hashtag #GradEdYorkUchat to participate in the conversation
3.     Post your questions and have them answered

Check out the event details on our web site at

Conversations in Education: Supporting access in Faculties of Education and the teaching profession
Friday January 22, 2016   12 – 2pm | 519 Kaneff
This panel discussion will explore how to effectively support and mobilize the strengths of educators who are historically marginalized in post-secondary education and the teaching profession. The panelists will speak about their experiences at York’s Faculty of Education, particularly as individuals who may have identified under the Faculty’s Access Initiative, and how those experiences connect to their current work in community, schools, and beyond.

Check out the event details on our web site at

Education elective EDUC 3710  – offered April-May (Blended)
ED/EDUC 3710  (summer 2016) – Global Issues and Education will be offered as a blended course (online and face to face).  Course will begin on April 7th through to May 12th.   The instructor will offer  face to face sessions on April 7, May 5 and May 12.

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 is Sunday, February 28, 2016. The actual date has not been set for the Faculty of Education Keele campus convocation. Web site can be found at

Recommendation to OCT
All BEd 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.

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

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.

Inclement Weather
Throughout the winter, in cases of inclement weather, the university will also post on its web site weather emergencies and university closures. For details, visit

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