October 2017 Student Services Newsletter

September 27th, 2017

Study Abroad Opportunity for ED 1 BEd and BA Educational Studies students
Go on an international exchange to Germany summer 2018!

Students enrolled in year 1 of the BEd degree and students in the BA Educational Studies program are eligible:
Information sessions are being offered on:

Monday, October 2, 2017 in Rm 283 Winters College

  • 12:00noon – 1:00pm or
  • 5:30pm-6:30pmin

You MUST attend an information session in order to obtain an application. Deadline to apply will be mid-October 2017. Some information available by video: http://bit.ly/2x2cInZ

YU Career Centre
The Career Centre is pleased to provide a calendar of events for the month of October 2017. Please refer to the online calendar.

Are You on the Official Class list?
A teacher candidate will not receive a final grade for coursework if he/she is not listed on the official class list. You should not attend classes for a section that is not the one listed on your student record. Because official class lists are used for submitting final grades, if you are listed on a class list 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 class list.

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.

IRDL Speaker Series – Relationships are Fundamental to Learning – October 2, 2017 at 5:30pm
(In Collaboration with the Faculty of Education & The Office of the Vice President of Research & Innovation)

For more information and RSVP visit:  http://irdl.info.yorku.ca/event/relationships-are-fundamental-to-learning/

Fall/Winter 2017-18 SFP  http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp/   The application is available for Fall/Winter 2017-2018 programs. Students must submit their SFP by the following dates to be considered for the corresponding programs:

  • Scholarships and Awards program – Deadline: October 15, 2017
  • Work/Study Program (RAY/CLAY/YES/Workstudy) – Deadline: January 26, 2018
  • York University Undergraduate Bursary – Deadline: March 2, 2018

Reminder: Apply for Continuing Education Student Awards
Deadline October 15 – Student Financial Profile
Awards and bursaries are available to Faculty of Education Teacher Candidates to assist with the cost of university tuition. All Teacher Candidates who feel they meet the criteria of academic excellence and financial need are encouraged to apply. The deadline is October 15th and requires students to complete Student Financial Profile.

Please note along with the October 15th Student Financial Profile  deadline the following  awards require an additional Personal/Written Statement and a Recommendation Letter to be submitted directly to the Office of Student Services.   The submission forms will be available at http://edu.yorku.ca/current-students/undergraduate/ in mid-September

Jamison Family Award This award was established by the Jamison family to provide $500 to a deserving York University student with a preference given to a Faculty of Education student. All Faculty of Education students enrolled in practicum courses are eligible to apply. The Award is based on academic promise and financial need. One recommendation letter from a member of York University’s Faculty of Education who is familiar with applicant’s work is required. The letter must address academic promise.

The Learning Station.Com Canada Technology Award This award was established by the LearningStation.com, an Internet-based Canadian company. Concurrent Ed II and Ed III students enrolled in a practicum course and all Consecutive students are eligible to apply. Awards will be granted to a student who has demonstrated innovative ways to uses technology in a learning environment with lesser weight being given to financial need. One letter of recommendation from a Course Director who is familiar with the applicant’s work is required. The letter must address the applicant’s contribution towards innovative use of technology. Recipients must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents, be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need.

Mary Sue McCarthy Bursary This $500 award has been established by the Faculty of Education Alumni Association to honour Professor Mary Sue McCarthy, an outstanding educator and a founding member of the Faculty. All Faculty of Education students are eligible to apply. Awards will be decided based on academic promise and financial need. One recommendation letter from a member of York University’s Faculty of Education who is familiar with the applicant’s work is required. The letter must address teaching promise.

Patrick Solomon Memorial Award in Urban Diversity The Patrick Solomon Memorial Award in Urban Diversity will be available for two candidates in the Faculty of Education. One award will be available for students in each of the graduate and undergraduate programs. Recipients will demonstrate a dedication to the principles of social justice, equity and community service, as demonstrated through course assignments, projects and initiatives. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need.

Peter E. Board Bursary This small award was established by the Faculty of Education in memory of Professor Peter E. Board. All Faculty of Education students are eligible to apply. Applicants must show both financial need and academic promise. One recommendation letter from a member of York University’s Faculty of Education who is familiar with applicant’s work is required. The letter must address teaching promise.

Cornerstone Leadership Award in Action Graduating Student Award Established by Stephanie and Winston Ling, the Cornerstone Leadership in Action Awards will be presented annually to a student enrolled in their second year of the Faculty of Education’s concurrent teacher education program and a student enrolled in the Faculty of Education’s graduate program who has completed either the concurrent or consecutive teacher education program at York. One award will be available for students from each of these programs.

The awards recognize students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential or ability and who embrace attributes such as honesty, integrity, passion, enthusiasm, innovation, creativity, humility and trustworthiness. Nominations will be accepted for students who embody the following:

  • Has an exemplary reputation among peers, supervisors, faculty members and within relevant communities
  • Employs innovative teaching practices
  • Promotes a positive school culture
  • Has the capacity to foster leadership qualities in others
  • Works effectively with families and community members
  • Supports the concept of mentorship, in relation to peers and students
  • Believes in continuing professional education
  • Has demonstrated standards of excellence in his/her professional activities

Award recipients will be chosen from nominees who best embody the above qualities. Nominations will be accepted from faculty members or students.  In addition to the nominator’s letter (250-500 words); the nomination file should include a sample of the nominee’s work (with the nominee’s permission) which illustrates his/her qualification for the award.

Awards for Year 2 Education students

Continuing Student Award – Access Candidates
Access identified candidates who demonstrate leadership in course work and practicum.

Application Requirements:   Nomination by faculty and self-nomination

  • Written Statement: Teacher Candidate is required to submit a written statement that shows how they have mobilized their experiences as an access candidate to demonstrated leadership in their practicum and course work?
  • Recommendation: Require one recommendation letter from a member of York University’s Faculty of Education who is familiar with the teacher candidate’s work.
  • To apply for the bursary students must complete Student Financial Profile <http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp>

The Written Statement and Recommendation will be submitted directly to BEd Student Services, 128 Winters College, 4700 Keele Street.

Deadline:
Student Financial Profile – October 15
Recommendation Letter and Written Statement – November 1
Amount:  $2500 x 3 awards

Continuing Student Award – Community Work
Candidate who demonstrates financial need and commitment to community work – self-nomination.

Application Requirements:   Nomination by faculty and self-nomination

  • Written Statement: Teacher Candidate is required to submit a written statement that demonstrates how the community work has influences members of the community and their understanding of being an educator.
  • To apply for the bursary students must complete Student Financial Profile <http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp>

The Written Statement will be submitted directly to BEd Student Services, 128 Winters College, 4700 Keele Street.

Deadline: 
Student Financial Profile – October 15
Recommendation Letter and Written Statement – November 1
Amount:  $1250.00 x 2 awards

Continuing Student Award – Leadership
Candidates who demonstrate financial need and leadership in course work and practicum

Application Requirements:   Nomination by faculty and self-nomination

  • Written Statement: Teacher Candidate is required to submit a written statement that demonstrates leadership in their practicum and course work in the BEd program.
  • Recommendation: Require one recommendation letter from a member of York University’s Faculty of Education who is familiar with the teacher candidate’s work and practicum.

To apply for the bursary students must complete Student Financial Profile <http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp>. The Written Statement and recommendation letter will be submitted directly to BEd Student Services, 128 Winters College, 4700 Keele Street.

Deadline: 
Student Financial Profile – October 15
Recommendation Letter and Written Statement – November 1
Amount:  $1000.00 x 3 awards

Please note that the awards may require the following:

  • Specific to a teacher candidates York degree, teaching subjects and/or teaching level and year in the BEd program.
  • a nomination letter from a Faculty of Education instructor and a Personal Statement submitted by the TC addressing teaching promise.

More information on Student Awards visit: http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/award_search/index.htm

MICO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (TORONTO CHAPTER)  Scholarship 2017

BACKGROUND:

  • The Mico College (now Mico University College), located in Kingston, Jamaica, was founded in 1836 and is one of the oldest teacher education institutions in the western hemisphere. “Mico” as the college is usually called, is one of the pre-eminent teacher education institutions in Jamaica.
  • In addition to teacher training, it offers programs in science education, mathematics education, industrial technology, family and consumer science, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in language and literature, guidance counselling and school management.
  • The Mico University College has Mico Alumni Associations in Jamaica, Canada and the United States. They are sometimes referred to as Chapters. The Toronto Chapter plans and organizes the Annual Scholarship Awards for Ontario student teachers, administer the Mico Alumni Teacher Mentorship Program, and offer financial assistance and scholarships to student teachers at Mico University College.

SCHOLARSHIP:

  • The Mico Alumni Association (Toronto Chapter) will be offering scholarships in October 2017 to university students pursuing teacher education in the Faculties of Education in universities in Ontario. Students at the following universities will be invited to apply: Brock, Lakehead, Ontario Institute of Technology, Queen’s, Toronto and York. Scholarships are valued at $1,000.00 (Canadian).

PURPOSE:

  • The Scholarship Awards Program was established in 2003, to support student teachers in Ontario who have a Jamaican background, or some sort of reasonable connection to Jamaica. Students should also have an interest in teaching in urban schools that either have a high concentration of students who are of Jamaican ancestry, or have a high concentration of black students.

HISTORY AND DETAILS:

  • Since the Program began, over fifty scholarships have been awarded to student teachers that are enrolled in the Faculties of Education at York University and the University of Toronto.
  • This year’s scholarships will be presented to successful applicants on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Mico Alumni Association Annual Banquet and Scholarship Awards at:

Saints Peter and Paul Banquet Hall
231 Milner Avenue, 401 & Markham Road
Scarborough, M1S 5E3

GUIDELINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Students should submit a self prepared letter clearly responding to the following:

  • Clarification of Jamaican background, or reasonable connection to Jamaica.
  • Provide evidence and reference that they are current teacher education candidates in a faculty of education program in one of the universities listed above.
  • State their histories of community service particularly in urban, multicultural communities and how that experience has influenced them to enter the teacher training program.
  • State their views on diversity and equity in education.
  • State how the scholarship will assist them to meet their financial needs.
  • There will also be a personal or telephone interview

Submitting applications: Send application letters to the e-mail addresses below by October 15, 2017 (extended from the 29th of September 2017):

  1. winston.mcintosh43@gmail.com
  2. lfreemantle@gmail.com
  3. reg.clarke@rogers.com

Address:  Mico Alumni Assoc (Toronto Chapter)
114 SALAMANDER COURT
MAPLE, ONTARIO
L6A 0B9
905-832-5566

Religious Education: Teaching in Catholic Schools – 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.

To apply online, visit our registration page at:  http://profdev.edu.yorku.ca/imis15_prod/conference/

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