Educational Studies

Faculty of Education

Collège universitaire Glendon

Location: Keele campus, 128 Winters College, Tel.: 416-736-5001
Administrative Officers: L. Martin, Dean; C. Brushwood Rose, Association Dean (Academic Programs); S. Barrett, Director (Undergraduate Programs); H. Lotherington, Associate Dean (Research); Q. Zha, Director (Graduate Program in Education)
Professors: S. Alsop; D. Britznam (Distinguished Research Professor); D. Dippo; S. Gaetz; C. Haig-Brown, C. James; J. Jenson; D. Khayatt; H. Lotherington; C. Mayer; S. Murphy; R. Owston; A. Pitt; S. Schecter; S. Shapson; K. Tilleczek
Professors Emeriti: P. Axelrod; J. Bell; G. Bunch; C. Ewoldt; E. Fine; A. Griffith; L. Heshusius; M. Hughes; M. McCarthy; S. Robbins; K. Stanworth; C.A. Wien
Associate Professors: K. Barkaoui; W. Crichlow; R. Desai-Trilokekar; S. Dion; M. DiPaolantonio; N. Dlamini; L. Farley; J. Gilbert; J. Ippolito; I. Killoran; K. Krasny; J. Lynch; J. Mannette; P. Millett; A. Mishra-Tarc; N. Norquay; R. Sanoui; T. Shanahan; J. Sheridan; S. Winton; L. Wiseman; D. Yon
Associate Professors Emeriti: S. Eden; O. Fullerton; N. Israelite; M. Morbey; G. Orpwood; H. Smaller
Assistant Professors:

M. Peguret; C. Popovic; T. Rapke; B.J. Richmond

Assistant Professor Emeritus: D. Mason

Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies)

The BA Educational Studies program provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills to understand and analyze education and its role in contemporary society, and to develop students’ skills to enable them to undertake educational work in non-teacher-certification contexts. The program builds on the Faculty of Education’s strength in the study of education as a field. It resonates with the university’s interests in collaborating with communities, experiential education, and social engagement in that the study of education is intensely concerned with the contexts in which learning occurs and the experiential component actively involves students in the work of education. This unique blend positions York University as a North American leader in the study of education.

Students in the program will have opportunities to develop knowledge of the ways in which education operates officially and unofficially in contemporary culture, the values that underpin different conceptions of education, and the strategies that can be used in the service of educational work. Our goal is to create individuals who not only understand the intrinsic qualities of education, but, also, understand that, even though education is a contested domain, it offers considerable instrumental potential towards life-changing trajectories for individuals, whether those potentials are realized in formal or informal educational contexts.

 

Exigence de résidence à l'échelle de l'Université

Au moins 30 crédits d’un programme à York et 50 % des crédits exigés dans la majeure et la mineure doivent être complétés à Glendon.

University-Wide Residency Requirement

A minimum of 30 course credits and at least half (50 per cent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor must be taken at York University.

Exigences de diplôme à l'échelle de la faculté

Faculty-Wide Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies)

See Program-Specific Degree Requirements, below

Exigences de programme spécifique

Program-Specific Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) Program Requirements

  • Note: Major/Minor courses may only count for Major or Minor credit towards one Major or Minor.
  • Note: Courses taken for a BA (Educational Studies) do not lead to teacher certification.

Honours BA: 120 Credits

Residency Requirement: A minimum of 30 course credits, and at least half (50 percent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor, must be taken at York University.

Graduation Requirement: All graduates must complete a total of at least 120 credits, with a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 5.00 (C+).

General Education: All graduates must complete a total of 21 credits general education courses. These include: Humanities course (AP/HUMA), a Social Science course (AP/SOSC), and a Natural Science course (SC/NATS):

  • 6 credits in Natural Science (NATS)
  • 9 credits approved general education course in the social science (SOSC) or humanities (HUMA) categories
  • 6 credits approved general education course in the opposite category to the 9 credit course in social science (SOSC) or humanities (HUMA) already taken.

It is strongly recommended that students complete the general education requirements within their first 54 credits.

Major Credits: Students must complete at least 42 credits in Educational Studies including:

Upper-level credits: at least 12 credits at the 4000 level.

Honours Double Major BA

Educational Studies may be pursued jointly with any other Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree program or with a Bachelor of Social Work.

Note: in a double major program, a course may count only once toward major credit.

Residency Requirement: A minimum of 30 course credits, and at least half (50 percent) of the course credits required in each undergraduate degree program major/minor, must be taken at York University.

Graduation Requirement: All graduates must complete a total of at least 120 credits, with a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 5.00 (C+).

General Education: All graduates must complete a total of 21 credits general education courses. These include: Humanities course (AP/HUMA), a Social Science course (AP/SOSC), and a Natural Science course (SC/NATS):

  • 6 credits in Natural Science (NATS)
  • 9 credits approved general education course in the social science (SOSC) or humanities (HUMA) categories
  • 6 credits approved general education course in the opposite category to the 9 credit course in social science (SOSC) or humanities (HUMA) already taken.

It is strongly recommended that students complete the general education requirements within their first 54 credits.

Major Credits: Students must complete at least 42 credits in Educational Studies including:

Upper-level credits: at least 12 credits at the 4000 level.

Honours Minor BA

A Minor in Educational Studies may be pursued jointly with any Honours Major Bachelor of Arts degree program.

Note: in a major/minor program, a course may count only once toward major credit or minor credit.

Minor Credits: Students must complete 30 credits in Educational Studies including:

  • Introduction: Faculty of Education
  • Introduction: Faculty of Education

    York University’s Faculty of Education offers innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional learning programs. The Faculty is committed to equity, social justice and environmental issues in all of its programs.

    The Faculty of Education and Graduate Program in Education at York offer the following programs:

     

  • Evaluation Policy and Procedures
  • Evaluation Policy and Procedures

    Grade Requirements

    a. Bachelor of Education (Concurrent)

    In order to remain coregistered in the Faculty of Education or to graduate, students must maintain a competent standard of performance in both their academic Faculty and in the Faculty of Education. Students will be ineligible to continue or to graduate if they fall into any one of the categories listed below.

    • Students who fail to maintain a C+ overall average or a 5.00 grade point average in the Faculty of co-registration will not be considered eligible to proceed in education.
    • Students will be ineligible to continue in the BEd degree program if they receive less than a grade of C+ in any course taken for education credit.
    • Students in the junior/intermediate or intermediate/senior division are expected to achieve a minimum grade of C+ in each course that is required to fulfill the requirements for a teaching subject. Failure to do so may result in a suspension or involuntary withdrawal from the program or other appropriate recommendation at the discretion of the Faculty adviser and the associate dean (pre-service).
    • Students are required to complete four practicum seminars (including one community-based placement and three school-based placements) during the two years of the program. These seminars, which consist of both seminars and placements in a school/community (Semesters 1 and 2) or in a school/classroom (Semesters 3 and 4) are evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Candidates who fail to achieve a pass in a practicum seminar are ineligible to continue in the program.
    • Practicum placements are corequisite with appropriate courses.

    b. Bachelor of Education (Consecutive)

    In order to remain registered in the Consecutive program and to graduate, students must maintain a superior standard of performance in their course work. Teacher candidates will be ineligible to maintain their registration status or to graduate if they receive less than a grade of C+ in any half or full education course.

    • Candidates are required to complete four practicum seminars during the two years of the program. These seminars, which consist of both seminars and placements in a school/community (Semesters 1 and 2) or in a school/classroom (Semesters 3 and 4) are evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Candidates who fail to achieve a pass in a practicum seminar are ineligible to continue in the program.
    • Students are required to complete four practicum seminars (including one community-based placement and three school-based placements) during the two years of the program. These seminars, which consist of both seminars and placements in a school/community (Semesters 1 and 2) or in a school/classroom (Semesters 3 and 4) are evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Candidates who fail to achieve a pass in a practicum seminar are ineligible to continue in the program.
    • Practicum placements are corequisite with appropriate courses. 

    c. Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies)

    The following policies apply to students in the Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies):

    BA (Educational Studies) - Academic Penalties

    Students whose academic record does not meet Faculty or program standards are subject to the academic penalties of academic warning, required withdrawal, debarment warning, debarment and academic probation.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Academic Warning

    BA (Educational Studies) students whose, prior to completion of 60 passed credits, cumulative grade point average falls below 5.00 at the end of any session, or who enter the Faculty with a grade point average equivalent to less than 5.00 on the York scale, receive an academic warning.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Academic Warning Conditions

    BA (Educational Studies) students on academic warning must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00 (C+) within the next 24 credits taken or be required to withdraw for a minimum of 12 months.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Failure to Meet Academic Warning Conditions

    Students on academic warning who fail to meet the academic warning conditions must withdraw for a minimum of 12 months.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Required Withdrawal

    Students whose academic record shows marked weakness may be required to withdraw from their studies for a minimum of twelve months, during which time they are encouraged to identify and remedy any problems that may have contributed to their failure to perform up to their potential, and to reflect on their reasons for pursuing a university education. The following regulations apply to required withdrawals:

    Grade point average below 5.00: Students whose cumulative grade point average on at least 24 York credits is below 5.00 must withdraw for a minimum of 12 months and satisfy the academic warning conditions as specified.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Petition to Continue Without Interruption

    Students who have been required to withdraw may submit a petition requesting permission to continue their studies without interruption. Students whose petition is granted will be allowed to continue their studies on debarment warning.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Reactivation after Required Withdrawal

    Students who have been required to withdraw may apply for reactivation after the requisite period of absence by submitting a request online at the Reactivation Web page (http://registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/reactivate). Students who return to their studies after such a required withdrawal (as well as those who have been allowed to continue their studies by virtue of a petition to the Committee on Petitions) receive a debarment warning.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Debarment Warning

    Students who have been required to withdraw from the Faculty of Education or from another Faculty at York or elsewhere, receive a debarment warning upon continuing their studies in the Faculty.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Debarment Warning Conditions

    Students on debarment warning must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 5.00 within the next 24 credits taken.

    Students who do not fulfill these conditions will be debarred from the University. Students on debarment warning are allowed to complete their subsequent 24 credits in one academic year without restriction.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Debarment

    Students who fail to meet the debarment warning conditions outlined above will be debarred from the University. Debarment, the minimum period for which is normally two years, means that the student is no longer a student at York University.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Petition to Continue Without Interruption

    Students who have been debarred may submit a petition requesting permission to continue their studies without interruption. Students granted such a petition are be allowed to continue their studies on academic probation.

    BA (Educational Studies) - Reapplying After Debarment

    Students who have been debarred and who wish to resume their studies must apply for re-admission through the Admissions Office (http://futurestudents.yorku.ca) and must provide persuasive evidence that they are ready and able to complete a degree program at the required academic level. Students who are re-admitted (as well as those who have been allowed to continue their studies by virtue of a petition) receive an academic probation.

    BA (Educational Studies)  - Academic Probation

    Students who have been debarred and who subsequently resume their studies in the Faculty, whether by petitioning to continue without interruption or by applying for readmission, receive an academic probation. Students on academic probation must meet the debarment warning conditions outlined above; otherwise, they will be debarred. 

    d. Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program

    To remain registered in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program, students must maintain a minimum grade of a C+ in each course.  If a failing grade is received in any course or practicum placement, teacher candidates will be ineligible to continue and will be withdrawn from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program.  In addition, Ontario paricipants must maintain current, unrestricted membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) through the entire program.

    Evaluation Policies and Procedures

    The following policies and procedures apply to all students in the Faculty of Education:

    • All evaluation procedures and criteria will be clearly specified in the course outline and made known to the candidate.
    • Information in a candidate’s file will be released outside the University only upon the written request of that candidate.
    • Students will have the opportunity to assess their progress in each practicum/seminar course in consultation with instructors at least once in each term.

    It is an important goal of the Faculty of Education that graduates be able to operate as independent problem solvers who have the capacity to evaluate their own performance and to gather evidence of achievements and progress. Thus, while the professional staff of the Faculty bears the ultimate and final responsibility for evaluation, each teacher candidate is also expected to play an important role in self-evaluation.

    Grading Scheme

    Grade Scales

    All undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Education are graded with the common nine-point grading scheme approved by Senate. For further information on the Faculty of Education evaluation policy, please see Grade Requirements above.

    Letter Grade Grade Point Value Explanation
    A+
    9
    Exceptional
    A
    8
    Excellent
    B+
    7
    Very Good
    B
    6
    Good
    C+
    5
    Competent
    C
    4
    Fairly Competent
    D+
    3
    Passing
    D
    2
    Barely Passing
    E
    1
    Marginally Failing
    F
    0
    Failing

    Practicum Seminars and Classes

    Practicum placements/courses are evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

    Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is defined as the presentation of work as one’s own which originates from some other, unacknowledged source. In examinations, term papers and other graded assignments, verbatim or almost verbatim presentation of someone else’s work without attribution constitutes plagiarism. This is deemed to include the presentation, without acknowledgement, of someone else’s argument in the candidate’s own work as if it were one’s own.

    For further information on plagiarism, please consult York University's Senate Policy on Academic Honesty in the University Policies and Regulations.

    Cheating

    Cheating is defined as the giving or receiving or utilizing, or attempt at giving or receiving or utilizing, unauthorized information or assistance during or before an examination; or the presentation of a single work to more than one course without the permission of the instructors involved.

    In all cases of suspected breaches of academic honesty, the Course Director must consult with the candidate. Minor or major penalties may be applied should the instructor believe that grounds exist for official action. The candidate has the right to appeal any allegation of plagiarism or cheating.

    If candidates are uncertain whether a course of action might constitute cheating or plagiarism, they should consult the instructor concerned in advance.

    Academic Honesty

    For information on academic honesty, please consult York University's Senate Policy on Academic Honesty in the University Policies and Regulations section of this publication.

    Withdrawals

    Course Withdrawals

    Students may withdraw from any Education course without receiving a grade if they do so by the published withdrawal dates. Candidates who withdraw from an Education practicum seminar, or from any course in the Bachelor of Education program, however, should note that they will be required to re-apply for admission to the Faculty of Education if they wish to resume their Education program. To withdraw from an Education course, students must report their intent to the Faculty of Education's Student Services office, in accordance with the published withdrawal dates. Those who withdraw from a course after these dates are normally deemed to have failed it and receive a grade of F.

    Program Withdrawals

    Students who withdraw from the Faculty of Education, and who are registered in the BEd Concurrent model or Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) program, may transfer their accumulated education credits to their academic Faculty subject to the rules and procedures of that Faculty. Any grades transferred in this manner are then subject to the regulations governing maintenance of standing in the other Faculty. Students must report their intention to withdraw both to the Faculty of Education's Student Services office and to their home Faculty.

    Faculty Legislation on Involuntary Withdrawal

    A student may be required to withdraw from a course if:

    1. The student fails to meet the requirements of a course, either through unsatisfactory seminar and/or practicum attendance/participation, or through unprofessional behaviour in fulfilling course requirements; or
    2. The student’s performance is judged to disrupt seriously the functioning of the host classroom and/or the well-being of the students in that classroom.

    The decision to require the candidate to withdraw will be taken by the Associate Dean (Academic Programs) on the recommendation of the Course Director following a meeting with the student. Students will have access to the usual appeal procedures in such instances.

    Education Program and/or Subject Changes

    Students are advised that a change in education program (movement among primary/junior, junior/intermediate and intermediate/senior programs) or in teaching subjects at the junior/intermediate and intermediate/senior levels may only be made with the approval of the Associate Dean. Considerations which may affect the approval of such a change include the year level completed in the education program, standing of the candidate and the adequacy of academic background for the proposed change, and matters having to do with enrolment limits and availability of the education courses which would be required for the candidate to complete the altered program. Program changes may result in delays in graduation.

    Deferred Standing

    Deferred standing may be granted with the support of the relevant Course Director in cases where final grades cannot be assigned because all course requirements have not been completed. The grounds for granting deferred standing are for rare and unforeseen circumstances.

    When granted, deferred standing is an interim measure pending completion of regular or alternative assignments.

    The granting of a deferral may result in students missing June convocation for degree conferral. Deferred Standing Agreement Forms may be obtained at the Faculty of Education's Student Services office. Requests must be accompanied by a medical certificate and other written documentation. Deferred Standing Agreement Forms should be completed in consultation with the Course Director prior to the submission of final grades.

    Reappraisal

    While all grades and evaluation decisions are carefully assessed, a student may request a reappraisal of a grade by making a formal request to the Associate Dean (Academic Programs) within 14 days of the release of final grade reports. The request must be in writing and should state clearly why the applicant believes that the grade should be re-evaluated. A reappraisal may result in a lower, higher or unchanged grade. Before submitting a formal request for re-evaluation, candidates must first discuss the assigned grade with the Course Director. If the student is unable to reach the Course Director before the deadline, a letter of intent to appeal the grade can be submitted to the Associate Dean’s office pending contact with the Course Director.

    Petitions Procedure

    Students may petition on reasonable grounds and in writing any of the regulations of the Faculty of Education. Enquiries about procedures should be made to the Faculty of Education's Student Services Office.

  • Course Requirements & Specializations
  • Course Requirements

    The following course requirements apply to each program. Unless otherwise noted, students are responsible for registering themselves into their courses, and for ensuring that they have completed all degree requirements.

    Bachelor of Education – Primary-Junior

    Students must complete all of the following foundations courses:

    Students must complete all of the following panel-specific courses:

    Students must complete all of the following practicum courses/placements:

    Students must complete the following elective courses:

    • One language/literacy elective (3.00)
    • One mathematics elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)

    Note: Students in the BEd can also complete a Specialization in International Education. See details below.

    Bachelor of Education – Junior-Intermediate

    Students must complete all of the following foundations courses:

    Students must complete all of the following panel-specific courses:

    Students must complete all of the following practicum courses/placements:

    Students must complete the following elective courses:

    • One language/literacy elective OR One mathematics elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)

    Note: Students in the BEd can also complete a Specialization in International Education. See details below.

    Bachelor of Education – Intermediate-Senior

    Students must complete all of the following foundations courses:

    Students must complete two teaching subject courses requirements:

    • ED/EDIS 3610 3.00 - New Media Literacies and Culture
    • ED/XXXX 4000 3.00 - Teaching [teaching subject 1] in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions – Part A
    • ED/XXXX 4001 3.00 - Teaching [teaching subject 1] in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions – Part B
    • ED/XXXX 4000 3.00 - Teaching [teaching subject 2] in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions – Part A
    • ED/XXXX 4001 3.00 - Teaching [teaching subject 2] in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions – Part B

    Students must complete all of the following practicum courses/placements:

    Students must complete the following elective courses:

    • One free-choice elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)

    Note: Students in the BEd can also complete a Specialization in International Education. See details below.

    Bachelor of Education (French Option) - Glendon only

    Students who complete the Bachelor of Education (BEd) at Glendon will replace their elective courses with the following two courses:

    By completing these two courses, in combination with their Education courses in French and an undergraduate degree at Glendon, students qualifying in the Primary-Junior will receive an Additional Qualification with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) in French as a Second Language on their OCT transcripts after graduating.

    Bachelor of Education, Technological Education – Intermediate-Senior

    Students must complete all of the following foundations courses:

    Students must complete two teaching subject courses requirements:

    • ED/EDIS 3610 3.00 - New Media Literacies and Culture
    • ED/TECH 4000 3.00 - Teaching Technological Education in the Intermediate-Senior Division – Part A
    • ED/TECH 4001 3.00 - Teaching Technological Education in the Intermediate-Senior Division – Part B
    • ED/TECH 4050 3.00 - Curriculum Connections for Technological Education OR ED/XXXX 4000 Teaching [teaching subject 2] in the Intermediate-Senior Division – Part A (3.00) [if approved]
    • ED/TECH 4051 3.00 - Teaching Design Thinking (3.00) OR ED/XXXX 4001 Teaching [teaching subject 2] in the Intermediate-Senior Division – Part B (3.00) [if approved]

    Students must complete all of the following practicum courses/placements:

    Students must complete the following elective courses:

    • One free-choice elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)
    • One free-choice elective (3.00)

    Note: Students in the BEd can also complete a Specialization in International Education. See details below.

    Specialization in International Education

    Students in the Faculty of Education’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) program are able to identify that they would like to "specialize" in international education within the existing degree program. Students who are eligible to earn the specialization are those in the Faculty of Education’s Bachelor of Education program and they may be studying to teach in any subject area and at any grade level. This option responds to students’ interests in teaching in international locations after they have graduated with a BEd; it is designed to help students to develop the skills and experiences that will prepare them to teach in an international location, while also fulfilling the Ontario degree and certification requirements.

    The specialization is offered within the existing BEd degree offerings and requirements, and will allow students to “package” their courses and experiences in order to take a specific focus.

    In order to complete this Specialization, students must:

    1. Complete all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Education at York University.
    2. Complete the approved checklist/application, along with all supporting documentation have been submitted in original, hard copies by December 23 in the term prior to graduation
    3. Complete Course Credits:
      1. Complete two (2) of the following courses (total 6.00 credits):
        • ED/EDUC 2700 3.00 - Teaching Internationally and Interculturally
        • ED/EDUC 3910 3.00 - Reflecting On and Interpreting the International Educational Experience
        • ED/EDUC 2720 3.00 - Teaching English in International Contexts
        • ED/EDUC 3710 3.00 - Global Issues and Education
          • OR if participated in a York University exchange or study abroad program (total 6.00 credits):
            • Earn the equivalent of 6.00 York Education electives at the internationally-located university
            • OR earn one (1) of: ED/EDUC 3910 3.00 - Reflecting On and Interpreting the International Educational Experience OR ED/EDUC 2700 3.00 - Teaching Internationally and Interculturally OR ED/EDUC 2720 3.00 - Teaching English in International Contexts and the equivalent of 3.00 York Education electives at the internationally-located university
    4. Complete at least one (1) of the following international experience programs for a minimum of one month:

    Upon confirmation a notation will be added to the student’s transcripts, indicating that a specialization has been completed.

    Please note:

    • The specialization is only open to students in the Bachelor of Education program.
    • Students must complete all of the required activities during their BEd degree program.
    • Students may not apply for the transcript notation retroactively.

    For further information on Bachelor of Education Specializations, please visit http://edu.yorku.ca/current-students/international-opportunities/.

    Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies)

    See requirements at http://calendars.students.yorku.ca/2017-2018/educational-studies.

    Post-Baccalaureate Diploma: Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    See additional requirements at http://calendars.students.yorku.ca/2017-2018/teacher-of-the-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-education-program.

  • Practicum
  • Practicum

    Both the Bachelor of Education (BEd) and the Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) include compulsory experiential learning experiences outside the university setting. Practicum placements are set by the Faculty of Education and are confirmed to have met each student's degree requirements. Placement locations are not negotiable and students are responsible for travelling to and from their placements on the correct days. Students are also responsible for completing the required paperwork (e.g., criminal record check, insurance verification) on time.

    Bachelor of Education (BEd) Practicum

    In the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program, students complete both a community-based practicum placement and three school-based practicum placements. School placements are supervised by an Ontario Certified Teacher. Students are required to complete all practicum days successfully in order to complete their degree programs. Further details on the practicum experience can be found online.

    Students in the BEd program also have the option of participating in a summer International Practicum Placement. Participation will not count towards Ontario practicum hours for the degree or certification, but it will count towards the International Specialization. Students are required to confirm their travel insurance and complete all pre-departure orientation sessions before travelling and post-program debfiefing sessions upon return.

    BEd (French) Practicum - Glendon only

    Students completing their BEd at Glendon will generally complete their practicum placements is in Ontario French Immersion schools, and may also gain experience in English language settings.

    Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) Practicum

    In the Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) program, students complete community-based practicum placements in their senior years. Completion of these placements is compulsory in the degree program.

    Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Practicum

    Full-time students complete their practicum placements on set days during the year. Part-time students complete their practicum in their third year of the program.

    Practicum requires the completion of a minimum of 400 hours (320 hours of direct teaching and 80 hours of observation). If currently employed, it is strongly recommended that students discuss the practicum requirements with their school boards and school administrators at the time of applying to the program.

    Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening

    As required by Ontario law, all individuals who are working in practicum placements that include vulnerable individuals (e.g., schools, community centres, seniors' facilities) must have a valid Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) prior to entering a placement. Those who do not have this current, valid documentation will not be able to attend the placement. Not attending the placement will result in not completing compulsory degree requirements.

  • International Learning Opportunities
  • International Learning Opportunities

    York University and the Faculty of Education offers students the opportunity to participate in international learning opportunities. These include:

    1. Studying abroad on a Letter of Permission (LOP)
    2. Participating in an International Exchange -- including a summer exchange to Germany each year
    3. Participating in York Interntional's Global Internships
    4. Participating in the International Practicum Placement

    Students in the Bachelor of Education (BEd), Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Technological Education and the Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) are eligible to participate.

    All terms and conditions of each program must be met in order to participate. Students are responsible for completing all advising sessions and paperwork, completing and signing York travel waivers and confirming their insurance coverage prior to participating. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are completing the correct courses during an international exchange or while studying abroad on a letter of permission for their programs in advance of travel. Internships and the International Practicum Placement will not count towards practicum hours for the degree or for certification, but they will count towards the international specialization.

  • Academic Advising and Student Responsibilities
  • Academic Advising and Student Responsibilities

    Every effort is made in the Faculty of Education to ensure that each student receives academic advice and sufficient information to guide in course selection. Within this context, the each student is responsible for the following:

    • Ensuring that the courses chosen meet the program and degree requirements for graduation
    • Verifying the accuracy of registration records, including all course changes
    • Fulfilling the requirements and being aware of academic progress in their program of study and in all registered courses; attending class and submitting all required course work
    • Understanding and adhering to the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty, as well as other relevant Senate Policies at http://secretariat-policies.info.yorku.ca/
    • Noting and abiding by the sessional deadline dates published on the Current Students Web page each year, especially course change deadline dates
    • Checking their Faculty of Education emails regularly in order to remain informed and to receive information and reminders. Students are responsible for contacting the IT Helpdesk directly in order to address any technical difficulties that they may be experiencing

    Advising

    New Students 

    Newly-admitted students will have the opportunity to attend a group advising session and they can set up individual advising appointments. BA (Educational Studies) students will also participate in enrollment through YU Start to discuss program and degree requirements. New students will be offered a few dates to attend the information/advising sessions that takes place in-person to be able to enrol into their courses. It is the responsibility of all students to familiarize themselves with both the requirements of their program and the regulations governing their degree requirements.

    Continuing Students

    Each year, students will be expected to continue their participation in group and individual advising sessions in order to ensure that they are on track with their degree requirements. 

    Students in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Education

    Students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) Teacher Education Program who require advising should contact the DHH office at deafed@edu.yorku.ca or 416-736-2100 extension 55971.

    Student Services

    The Faculty of Education's Office of Student Services provides our undergraduate students with a number of services:

    • Weekly individual advising appointments
    • Monthly online newsletter
    • Group advising sessions
    • Accepting and processing student petitions
    • Accepting applications for awards

    Students can contact the Student Services Office at osp@edu.yorku.ca for support.

    Practicum Placement Support and Information

    • Information about students' practicum placements
    • Completion of criminal record forms
    • Practicum placements are a mandatory component of both the Bachelor of Education and the Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies). Students are responsible for maintaining an updated, valid Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening each term.

    Student Accommodations

    Students who require accommodations must visit the Counselling and Disability Services unit at York University in order to obtain a letter that outlines the accommodations required. It is the responsibility of students to provide this letter to each of their Course Directors, Practicum Faciliators, Mentor Teachers and Workplace Supervisors in order to obtain the appropriate accommodations.

    University Policies, Procedures & Codes of Conduct

    All York University policies and procedures apply to the Faculty of Education. Students should be aware of these policies and procedures and should adhere to them at all times.

    Additional Codes of Conduct

    Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree should also be aware of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Standards of Practice and Ethical Standards.

    Dean: L. Martin, 242 Winters College, 416-736-5002
    Associate Dean, Academic Programs C. Brushwood-Rose, 108 Winters College, 416-736-5004
    Associate Dean, Research: H. Lotherington
    Director, Graduate Program in Education: Q. Zha, 282B Winters College, 416-736-5018
    Director, Undergraduate Program in Education: S. Barrett, 108 Winters College, 417-736-5004