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Faculty of Education (ED) - Concurrency Requirements

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While coregistered in the Faculty of Education, a candidate’s combined academic and professional program must meet the following requirements:

Candidates should consult with their adviser or designate about any academic courses which they propose to add or drop, as changes in academic courses may make one ineligible to remain in a program or to qualify for certification. Normally both degrees must be completed within four years of coregistering.

Students will take a stop-out year from their home faculty and take courses in education (ED 1 Semester 1 and 2 and ED 2 Semester 3 and 4).This will occur during the students fourth year (when taking a four year undergraduate degree) or their third year (when taking a three year undergraduate degree) at York. Students will then return to their home faculty and complete their undergraduate degree before returning to Education for a final capstone year. In years when students are not taking courses in Education the faculty will offer a range of non-credit experiences to keep the students connected to the program.

Primary/Junior Program

The primary/junior program is open to prospective teachers who wish to teach Grades JK to 6.

Teacher candidates should complete at least 60 credits (10 full university courses) with a 6.00 (B) average in their major for salary categorization.

Since the primary/junior teacher must be a generalist, it is strongly recommended that candidates in the primary/junior program take as part of their coregistered program some of the following courses in their York program:

  • six credits in science
  • six credits in fine arts
  • six credits in history or geography
  • six credits in English or humanities
  • six credits in mathematics
  • six credits in kinesiology and health science

Junior/Intermediate Program

The junior/intermediate program qualifies candidates to teach in Grades 4 to 10. By current College of Teachers’ regulations all candidates must prepare themselves to teach one subject at the intermediate level as well as to teach at the generalist level all subjects in the junior/intermediate division. Candidates may choose their intermediate division subject from the following list:

dancehistory
dramatic artsmathematics
Englishmusic - instrumental
French as a second languagescience - general
geographyvisual arts
health and physical education

When selecting their teaching subject, candidates should note the academic requirements for each subject and the prerequisites for particular curriculum and instruction courses.

For the junior/intermediate program a minimum of 24 credits (four full university courses) in a subject must be taken in order to register in the teaching subject curriculum ED/XXXX 3000 3.00 and instruction course. A candidate requires a minimum of 24 credits (four full university courses) in the teaching subject in order to graduate.

Intermediate/Senior Program

The intermediate/senior program qualifies candidates to teach in Grades 7 to 12. It may be taken only in conjunction with a four-year (Honours) degree program with a minimum C+ overall average or a 5.00 grade point average. By Ontario College of Teachers’ regulations all candidates in the intermediate/senior program must prepare themselves to teach two subjects at the intermediate/senior level. It is recommended that candidates declare their teaching subjects as a major or minor in their undergraduate degree program. Candidates may choose their intermediate/senior division subjects from the following list:

business studies - accountinghistory
business studies - generalinternational languages (German, Italian, Spanish)
business studies - entrepreneurshiplaw
business studies - information and communication technologymathematics
classical studies (Greek or Latin)music - instrumental
computer studiesnative studies
dancephilosophy
dramatic artspolitics
economicsreligious education
Englishscience - biology
environmental science/studiesscience - chemistry
family studiesscience - general
French as a second languagescience - physics
geographysocial sciences - general
health and physical educationvisual arts

There is potential for conflicts or repetition in choosing similar teaching subjects, such as ones that fall under business/computer studies/economics, geography/environmental science/science, history/law/political science or philosophy/social science/religious education categories. Although you may select these combinations, be advised that you may have the same course director and same course outline for both teaching subject classes.

Some of the above subjects (e.g. business studies), depending on numbers, may only be available through independent study courses. When selecting your two teaching subjects, candidates should note the academic requirements for each subject and the prerequisites for curriculum and instruction courses.

For the intermediate/senior program a minimum of 24 credits (four full university courses) in the subject area must be taken in order to register in the teaching subject curriculum ED/XXXX 4000 3.00 and ED/XXXX 40001 3.00 and instruction course. A candidate requires a minimum of 36 credits (six full university courses) in one teaching subject area and 18 credits (three full university courses) in the other area to graduate.