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Education Viewbook 2015-2016

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Bachelor of Education Following a new mandate from the Ontario government and the Ontario College of Teachers last year, the Faculty of Education at York University is modernizing its teacher education program beginning September 2015. The Bachelor of Education program will expand to four semesters, including a minimum of 80 days of classroom teaching experience. We offer two teacher education program models — Concurrent and Consecutive — leading to a Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree and a recommendation to the Ontario College of Teachers for a Certificate of Qualification and Registration. Our programs provide teacher candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession as confident and effective teachers. Highlights of our programs include: · A commitment to diversity, equity and social justice infused throughout the entire program; · Engagement in local and global classrooms and communities; · Development of teaching practices that are responsive to the needs of diverse learners; · Engagement in professional discourse within the teaching profession. Our Concurrent BEd, to which you apply from high school for select Faculties, allows you to work toward your Education degree while at the same time completing most other York undergraduate degrees. As a Concurrent BEd student, you work simultaneously to complete both your undergraduate degree and professional teaching program. Secondary School applicants can be considered for the Pre-Education Concurrent BEd if they have been admitted to one of seven faculties at York (Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Glendon, Health, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Science, and Lassonde School of Engineering) and have submitted all required documents by the deadline date (April 10, 2015). Students begin their first year in the Faculty of Education after completing a minimum of 60 or 90 credits of their York program. Concurrent BEd students can also specialize in French, Jewish, Indigenous, International, and Technological teacher education. The Jewish Teacher option prepares you to teach Hebrew and Jewish studies in public and Jewish day schools. The French option, with most classes taught at Glendon, is for those who wish to teach in immersion, core, or extended French classrooms. For Indigenous Teacher Education, you need to complete Issues in Indigenous Education prior to enrolling in the first year of the Concurrent program. Students in the Concurrent program may also specialize in International Education by completing internationally-focused courses, a program-based international experience, and a related co-curricular activity (32 hours of work). Technological Education is open to individuals enrolled in, or who have completed a related applied field. As a full-time Consecutive student, you study two years consecutively after you have completed your undergraduate degree in another faculty or in another university. Teacher candidates can opt to study at one of our off-campus locations in the Greater Toronto Area. Students who are studying in the Intermediate/Senior levels will take their teaching subjects on the Keele campus. For more information, call BEd Student Services at 416 736 5001 or email osp@edu.yorku.ca Access Initiative — Valuing Your Experience York University's Faculty of Education Access Initiative is designed to recruit, admit and support individuals who will make excellent teachers and reflect the diversity of our society. Our admissions policies are designed to assess the potential of all candidates, in particular those who have faced systemic barriers in educational settings and in their lives. Access invites students from the following underrepresented groups to apply as part of this initiative: • Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Status, Non-Status, Aboriginal Ancestry) • Person with Disabilities • Racialized Person (A racialized group is a group of people who may experience social inequities on the basis of their perceived common racial background, colour and/or ethnicity, faith and who may be subjected to differential treatment in society and its institutions. Examples may include: people of African descent, people of Asian descent, Latinos) • Other Minoritized Person (Please specify other identity categories that apply to you and have affected your educational experience. For example: people living in poverty; sexual orientation; English Language Learner; refugee or impacted by the refugee experience) Choose from one of three levels: Primary/Junior: (JK-6) No subject specialization required. Junior/Intermediate: (4-10) Choose to specialize in one of the Junior/Intermediate Teaching Subjects (see Teaching Subjects). Intermediate/Senior: (7-12) Choose two Intermediate/Senior Teaching Subjects (see Teaching Subjects).

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