Archive for July, 2016

Student Services Newsletter – July 2016

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Concurrent Education Orientation 2016-17

We are holding Orientation for Concurrent Teacher Candidates on September 7th from 2:30-4:30pm.  The location will be determined once we know how many people are attending so please follow the link below to complete your RSVP ASAP so we can make arrangements for your orientation.

The form can be found here:

ED 2 – Attendance is mandatory to provide key information for the upcoming year-long placement. ED 3 – For ED3’s this is required for those returning from stop-out as there is new information and changes that you should be aware of.  For those ED3’s who completed their ED2 year in 2015-16 this is an optional session since you have already completed ED2 and the ED3 year is structured similarly.  But you are welcome to attend if you would like a refresher.

Your RSVP to this event is important so please RSVP as soon as possible.  It’ll only take a minute of your time.

The Fall/Winter Education Waitlist is available on the Student SharePoint.  Priority is given to teacher candidates going into their ED3 year, who need the credits to graduate.  The Office of Student Services will email the TCs and share if space(s) are available.   If Concurrent TCs are interested in elective courses reserved for Consecutive TCs (period code 1 and 2) please submit the request on the FW Education Waitlist. Access the waitlist-  edu.yorku    Select Current Students/ Sharepoint/Undergraduate/BEd Elective Waitlist

Reminder : FW 2016-17 Teachables for Concurrent TCs   – JI and IS Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior TCs heading into ED 3 are looking at a different enrolment schedule and course codes as they enrol in the teachable courses.  Teachable courses are no longer offered as ED/XXXX 3041 3.00 JI  or ED/XXXX 3051 6.00 I/S.   J/I’s  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

Teachable courses for the Fall Sessions (JI and IS) will begin on Friday, September 2nd through to November 25th. Teachable courses for the Winter session will begin on Tuesday, January 3rd and continue through to Friday, February 10th, 2017.

Junior/Intermediate – Fall enrolment only

ED/XXXX 3000 3.00 taught on Fridays.

Intermediate/Senior – 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.

PJ and JI ED 3 enrolment   Quarter Courses (i.e. 1.50 credit courses) in ED3  During the third year of the Bachelor of Education program, Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate teacher candidates’ course load will be partially comprised of Quarter courses. These do not follow York’s normal 3, 6 or 9 credit weight amounts. Instead, they are assigned 1.5 credit value and run a shorter time period during the academic session.

Teacher Candidates MUST enrol in one section of the appropriate course – PRIJ 3033 3.0 Teaching the Arts and Social Studies in the P/J Divisions OR JICO 3023 3.0 Teaching the Arts and Social Studies in the J/I Divisions. Teacher Candidates will also enrol in both corresponding quarter courses.

Example:  PRIJ 3033 3.00 A  Term W  – corresponding quarter courses are taught in the Fall FD and FE.  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.

OCT Nomination by the Faculty of Education – 2016 June graduates  The Faculty of Education has submitted to the Ontario College of Teachers the nomination for those June 2016 graduates who shared their OCT registration by June 22nd.   After June 22, 2016 TC’s will need to email with the OCT registration number and York student number for the Faculty to recommend. IMPORTANT: all fees owing to the university must be paid prior to the Faculty of Education sending a BEd graduates recommendation to OCT.  Students are responsible to send their  York transcript to OCT.

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

Criminal Background Check  ALL Teacher Candidates are required to hold a valid Criminal Background Check prior to entering placement.  This requirement is enforced by school boards who are safeguarding the children in their classrooms.  There are NO EXCEPTIONS.   NO valid Criminal Background Check means NO PLACEMENT. 

Reminder about practicum placements:  To access the information, please log on to the Practicum System  using your Passport York username and password.  Please do not call the practicum office to request this information.  It is also important to note that changes to school enrollments and staffing that occur in August and early September may necessitate changes to fall placement location.

New Graduates: If you are interested in returning to complete a graduate degree, please consider returning to York! We offer Masters, Doctoral and Graduate Certificate programs.