May 2016 Student Services Newsletter

Individual Advising
During the months of June 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.

Consecutive TC's– ED2 Enrolment window June 22, 2016
All Consecutive TC’s have been given an enrolment window to enrol in semester 3 and 4 education courses with a date of June 22, 2016.  Steps to How to Enrol are available through the York U. Current Student site at

Consecutive TCs – Year 2 Calendars (Semester 3 and 4)
All Consecutive TCs heading into ED 2 for FW 2016-17 will be receiving by email the week May 16th the curriculum/practicum calendars for FW 2016-17.

FW 2016-17 Teachables for Concurrent TCs   - JI and IS
Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior TCs heading into ED 3 will be looking at a different enrolment schedule and course codes when enrolling in the teachable courses.  The required teachable courses will no longer be offered as ED/XXXX 3041 3.00 or ED/XXXX 3051 6.00. J/I.  TCs will be enrolling in ED/XXXX 3000 3.0 and I/S TC’s will be enrolling ED/XXXX  4000 3.00 and ED/XXXX 4001 3.00

J/I TC’s – Fall enrolment only
ED/XXXX 3000 3.00 taught on Fridays.

I/S TC’s – Fall and Winter enrolment
ED/XXXX 4000 3.00 taught on Friday’s in the Fall
ED/XXXX 4001 3.00 taught on Tuesday and Fridays in the Winter session and condensed into six weeks. ED/XXXX 4001 3.00 will end the week of February 6th, 2017.

Graduating this June 2016?
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 23, 2016. The 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 23, 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

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

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.