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Education – Part-time Consecutive Program Options


BEd (French) – Part-time Consecutive

Considerable emphasis in the part-time Consecutive BEd (French) program is placed on ensuring excellent French language proficiency and a deep understanding of francophone cultures. To satisfy the francophone cultural component of the program, teacher candidates participate in a one year study program in a francophone context during Year 2 on a stop-out from the Faculty of Education or enrol in two full course equivalents (12 credits) in francophone culture as part of the bachelor’s degree requirements. Credit may be granted for courses taken in the undergraduate degree and/or prior experience. A significant proportion of the practicum is carried out in Ontario French Immersion schools. Candidates also have experiences in English language elementary settings.

Note: the part-time Consecutive BEd (French) degree is currently offered for the most part at the Glendon campus.

Applicants are required to satisfy the standards and procedures for admission to the Consecutive BEd program outlined above. In addition, applicants who do not present one of the following must successfully complete a written and oral French placement test:

  • Four full years of study in French at the secondary school level.
  • One full year of study in French in an accredited university degree program.
  • Two full years of study in French in an accredited college diploma program.

Note: the Faculty does not count time spent in FSL courses, letters written by applicants or senior-level high-school French course(s) as proof of French language proficiency.

The above requirements are general guidelines only. The Faculty reserves the right to require a successfully completed language proficiency test.

Successful candidates are normally selected on the basis of education-related experience, references, university grade point averages, a written test in French and individual interviews conducted in both English and French.

BEd (Indigenous Teacher Education) – Part-time Consecutive

Candidates in the Faculty of Education’s Part-time Consecutive programs may pursue the Indigenous Teacher Education program, a course of study designed to prepare teachers of Aboriginal studies, under guidelines established by the Faculty.

Considerable emphasis in the program is placed on Indigenous language skills and deep understanding of Native Canadian cultures. It is strongly recommended that at least one Indigenous language course be taken prior to graduation. To further support the Indigenous cultural component of the program, community organizations and schools related to the Aboriginal experience may be used for practicum placements throughout the three years of the BEd program.

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BEd (Jewish Teacher Education) – Part-time Consecutive

Candidates in the part-time Consecutive program may pursue the Jewish Teacher Education option, a course of study designed to prepare Hebrew teachers of Jewish studies under guidelines established by the Faculty in consultation with the Centre for Jewish Education in Toronto. This program is unique in North America in preparing teacher candidates to teach both Jewish studies and general studies in Hebrew day schools.

Students who already hold a recognized university bachelors degree may study part-time toward a BEd degree over a period of three years. In addition, these students pursue a 36 credit Advanced Certificate of Hebrew and Jewish Studies with requirements in Hebrew language and Jewish studies courses. Some advanced credit may be granted toward this certificate, especially if the undergraduate degree is in Jewish studies. All incoming students should be sure to include the following courses in their program of study.

Teacher candidates enrolled in this program should include:

AP/HEB 3210 3.00 or AP/HEB 3211 3.00
AP/HEB 3220 3.00 or AP/HEB 3221 3.00
AP/HEB 3230 3.00 or AP/HEB 3231 3.00

These courses are offered on a rotating basis over a three-year cycle. Incoming and continuing students are asked to make an appointment for an informal Hebrew language assessment to determine the section in which to enrol by contacting the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at 416-736-2100, ext. 55016.

Students must complete Hebrew 3000 or an approved equivalent prior to entering ED 2. This may be accomplished at York University or at a recognized Ulpan or Israeli University. This may also be accomplished as part of a university degree taken prior to entering the Jewish Teacher Education program or during the ED 1 year or during a stop-out year between ED 1 and ED 2.

Students who successfully complete the part-time Consecutive Jewish Teacher Education program receive:

  • a bachelor of education degree (BEd);
  • an Advanced Certificate of Hebrew and Jewish Studies;
  • a recommendation for an Ontario Certificate of Qualification issued by the Ontario College of Teachers;
  • a recommendation for Teaching Certification for Hebrew Teachers of Jewish Studies in accordance with the standards of the Toronto Board of License.

Teacher candidates in Jewish Teacher Education are expected to take a coherent program of Hebrew language and Jewish studies courses. Teacher candidates enrolled in the program should carefully prepare their academic programs each year in consultation with a Faculty of Education adviser and with the professor coordinating the Jewish Teacher Education option, in order to be sure that they meet the academic requirements of their program of study in the Faculty of Education and those of the Advanced Certificate in Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

BEd Technological Education – Part-time Consecutive

Candidates must have two years of work related experience. Graduates to the consecutive Bachelor of Education in Technological Education program will be certified to teach only for technological subjects. Applicants who have a degree that does not align with the Technological Education curriculum can apply to the program if they have five years of work related experience in a related technology field. Candidates are registered as York University students and attend classes at York University's Keele campus. This BEd program includes summer and winter term courses and supervised practicum placements in school and community settings. An additional year of work experience may be required following graduation in order to be certified by the Ontario College of Teachers, depending on individual work experience.