TEAS – York University

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Last updated: September 18, 2017

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Program Codes

Y10 Primary/Junior
Y20 Junior/Intermediate
Y30 Intermediate/Senior
Y80 Technological Education

Deadlines

December 1, 2017

  • The OUAC must receive the TEAS application.
  • Official transcripts are required for all postsecondary institutions you attend. Official transcripts for Ontario universities must be ordered using the online Transcript Request Form (TRF) within the TEAS application. All other transcripts ordered directly from postsecondary institutions must arrive at York University by this date.
  • An acceptable level of proficiency in oral and written English is required. Please refer to the English-language proficiency information included with the online York Faculty of Education Admission Information Package.
  • Course descriptions for courses that do not have a clear indication of the teaching subject equivalencies must be submitted.
  • Changes to programs or teaching subjects are not allowed after this date.

December 8, 2017

  • The OUAC must receive the TEAS application fee, the York supplementary $100 non‑refundable service fee and appropriate transcript fees if paying by electronic payment (for online applications).

December 19, 2017

  • York University’s Supplementary online Application and Supporting Information Forms must be completed and received by the Faculty of Education.
    • The Supplementary Application Form will not be mailed.
    • After the TEAS application is received, you will be instructed by email to go online to obtain and submit the Supplementary Application Form and online Letters of Recommendation, which will be available after October 1, 2017.
    • You will receive an email with a York student number and instructions on how to access the Supplementary Information Form.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

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Internationally Educated Teachers (IET)

If you are an internationally trained teacher and are a Canadian immigrant, contact the Ontario College of Teachers to find out the requirements to be certified to teach in Ontario. If individual courses are required, please apply as a Special Student to request enrollment in 1 or 2 Education courses.

For more information, contact the Faculty of Education, BEd Student Services.

Those who must complete the entire Bachelor of Education (BEd) program at York University will be considered for admission under regular admission procedures.

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General Consecutive Notes

Admission to York University’s Faculty of Education Consecutive Teacher Education Program is a competitive process for limited spaces. The Consecutive BEd program includes the following features:

  • Duration of 4 academic terms, from September to April each year.
  • 1 community-based placement and 3 practicum placements, under the mentorship of an Ontario certified teacher.
  • Program taught at York University’s Keele campus for Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, Intermediate/Senior and Technological Education BEd.
  • Option of applying to an off-campus location – Catholic Education Centre (CEC) is located at the Toronto Catholic District Board office building and is available to teacher candidates for Primary/Junior and Junior/Intermediate certification level.

The Bachelor of Education program is designed to enable you to gain insights into the art of teaching through integrating theory, knowledge and skills.

Program highlights include the following:

  • Commitment to diversity, equity and social justice, infused throughout the entire program.
  • Engagement in local and global classrooms and communities.
  • Developing teaching practices that are responsive to the needs of diverse learners.
  • Professional discourse within the teaching profession.

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Admission and Degree Requirements

To be considered, you must hold an approved undergraduate degree from an accredited degree‑granting institution, conferred no later than August 1, 2018, and must present an overall grade point average of at least a “B” average based on the final 2 years of full‑time study in an undergraduate degree program (not including college transfer credits).

You must hold, or be in the process of completing, an “acceptable postsecondary degree”, as defined by the Ontario College of Teachers (Ontario Regulation 184/97). If you hold a degree from another country, please refer to the “Transcripts” section in York University’s Faculty of Education online Admission Information Package for further details about acceptable degrees.

An approved degree program must include at least 15 full‑year courses beyond high school graduation. If you are currently completing your final year of an undergraduate degree, assessment of academic qualifications will be calculated as of December 1, 2017.

Fulfilling the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

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Teaching Levels

You may only select 1 choice to York’s BEd program. The choices are Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate, Intermediate/Senior or Technological Education.

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Prerequisites for Teaching Subjects

Y10 Primary/Junior

You do not select teaching subjects. You may be given preference if you completed 1 full‑year course or equivalent in English, and 1 full‑year course or equivalent in a curriculum subject area (e.g., Science, Fine Arts, History, Geography, Mathematics, Kinesiology).

Y20 Junior/Intermediate

Teaching Subjects:

Dance (057)
Dramatic Arts (135)
English (319)
French as a Second Language (325)
Geography (740)
Health and Physical Education (860)
History (750)
Mathematics (652)
Music – Instrumental (158)
Science – General (430)
Visual Arts (190)

You must have at least 4 full‑year undergraduate courses or equivalent in the teaching subject selected. Applicants will only be considered for admission if they have successfully completed a minimum of 2 full‑year university courses, or equivalent, with at least a “B” average for the selected teaching subjects by the December 1, 2017, deadline. If there is more than the required number of courses, the average will be calculated using the highest grades.

Dance: You must have 4 full‑year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in the teaching subject, with at least 2 of these being studio courses. An alternative to this requirement is an acceptable degree with at least 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in the teaching subject as well as 5 or more years of extensive training and professional experience in the field.

Dramatic Arts: You must have 4 full‑year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in the teaching subject, with at least 2 of these being studio courses. An alternative to this requirement is an acceptable degree with at least 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in the teaching subject and 5 or more years of extensive training and professional experience in the field.

English: You must have completed at least 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning 3 of the following subject areas:

  • Canadian Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Language and Writing
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Shakespeare

Geography: A course in “Introduction to Geoinformatics” (or its equivalent) is recommended.

Health and Physical Education: You must have 4 practicum (PKIN) activity courses from 6 core areas:

  • Aquatics
  • Dance/Gymnastics
  • Emergency care
  • Individual and dual sports
  • Team sports
  • Track and field

History: You must have at least 1 full‑year (or equivalent) Canadian History course. You will also be given preference if other history courses reflect the diverse nature of society. We would recommend social history courses (involving themes such as race, gender, ethnicity and class), and courses reflecting the histories of non‑western nations.

Mathematics: You must have completed 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning all of the following subject areas:

  • Calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Probability and statistics
  • Proof‑based mathematics

Statistics courses taken in other subject areas (e.g., psychology or sociology) may only account for a maximum of 1 half course toward the teaching subject requirement.

Music – Instrumental (not Vocal): You must have 4 full‑year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in the teaching subject, with at least 2 of these being studio courses. An alternative to this requirement is an acceptable degree with at least 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in the teaching subject as well as 5 or more years of extensive training and professional experience in the field.

Science – General: You must have completed a combination of at least 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning 2 of the following subject areas: Biology, chemistry and physics. We accept additional courses from earth and atmospheric space science or natural science.

Visual Arts: You must have 4 full‑year (or equivalent) undergraduate courses in the teaching subject, with at least 2 of these being studio courses. An alternative to this requirement is an acceptable degree with at least 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in the teaching subject and 5 or more years of extensive training and professional experience in the field.

Y30 Intermediate/Senior

Teaching Subjects:

Business Studies – Accounting (001)
Business Studies – Entrepreneurship (005)
Business Studies – General (044)
Business Studies – Information and Communication Technology (046)
Computer Studies (422)
Dance (057)
Dramatic Arts (135)
Economics (050)
English (319)
Environmental Science (447)
Family Studies (230)
French as a Second Language (325)
Geography (740)
Health and Physical Education (860)
History (750)
Law (770)
Mathematics (652)
Music – Instrumental (158)
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies (200)
Philosophy (755)
Politics (760)
Religious Education in Catholic Schools (218)
Science – Biology (412)
Science – Chemistry (420)
Science – General (430)
Science – Physics (470)
Social Sciences – General (165)
Visual Arts (190)

You are required to choose 2 teaching subjects and must have completed, or be completing, an honours or 4‑year degree with at least 6 full‑year university courses in the first teaching subject and 3 full‑year university courses in the second. Applicants to the Intermediate/Senior division must be completing or have completed a 4‑year honours degree.

You will only be considered for admission if you successfully complete a minimum of 2 full-year university courses for the first teaching subject and 1 full-year university course for the second teaching subject with at least a “B” average by the December 1, 2017, deadline.

If you present more than the required number of courses, the average will be calculated using the highest grades.

Important Notes

  • There is potential for conflicts or repetition in choosing similar teaching subjects, such as ones that fall under the business, computer studies or economics, geography, environmental science and science category.
  • Although you may select these combinations, we advise that you may have the same course director and same course outline for both teaching subject classes.
  • Some subjects (e.g.,First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies), depending on numbers, may only be available through independent study courses.

Business Studies: As a first teaching subject, at least 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses must be from the teaching subject selected and the remaining courses may be from a related business field. As a second teaching subject, at least 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses must be from the teaching subject selected.

You cannot select any combination of Business Studies options as your 2 teaching subjects. You may select only 1 from the 4 business options offered. You cannot combine any of the Business Studies options with Economics for your 2 teaching subjects.

You cannot combine any of the Business Studies options with Computer Studies for your 2 teaching subjects.

English: You must have completed at least 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning 3 of the following subject areas:

  • Canadian Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Language and Writing
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Shakespeare

Environmental Science: The best preparation for teaching environmental science is a BSc degree or equivalent Honours degree in environmental science. You are required to have at least 6 full-year university courses or equivalent in the first teaching subject.

Family Studies: As a first teaching subject, you must present 6 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in family studies, or 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses from psychology, sociology or social science or a combination of these courses, as well as 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses from Early Childhood Education (ECE), business studies, health studies or fashion studies, in any combination.

As a second teaching subject, you must present 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses in family studies, or 2 full‑year (or equivalent) courses from psychology, sociology or social science or any combination, and 1 full‑year (or equivalent) course in ECE, business studies, health studies or fashion studies.

Fine Arts (Dance, Dramatic Arts, Music – Instrumental and/or Visual Arts): As a first teachable, you must have 6 full-year (or equivalent) courses in your teaching subject, including 3 full-year (or equivalent) studio courses, and a second teachable of 3 full-year (or equivalent) courses and 2 full-year (or equivalent) studio courses.

Geography: A course in “Introduction to Geoinformatics” (or its equivalent) is recommended.

Health and Physical Education: As a first and second teachable, you must have 4 practicum (PKIN) activity courses from 6 core areas:

  • Aquatics
  • Dance/Gymnastics
  • Emergency care
  • Individual and dual sports
  • Team sports
  • Track and field

History: You must have at least 1 full‑year (or equivalent) Canadian History course. You will be given preference if other history courses reflect the diverse nature of society. We recommend social history courses (involving themes such as race, gender, ethnicity and class), and courses reflecting the histories of non‑western nations.

Law: Criminology courses, law and society courses, and courses from an LLB degree are acceptable.

Mathematics: You must have completed 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning all of the following subject areas:

  • Calculus
  • Linear algebra
  • Probability and statistics
  • Proof‑based mathematics

Statistics courses taken in other subject areas (e.g., psychology or sociology) may only account for a maximum of 1 half course toward the teaching subject requirement.

Science – Biology: You may use kinesiology courses toward your teaching subject, provided the kinesiology courses contain sufficient human anatomy or physiology topics.

Science – General: You must have completed a combination of at least 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning 2 of the following subject areas: Biology, chemistry and physics. We accept additional courses from earth and atmospheric space science or natural science.

Social Sciences – General: You must have completed courses in at least 3 full‑year (or equivalent) courses spanning 2 of the following subject areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Social science
  • Sociology

Y80 Technological Education

Teaching Subjects:

Communication Technology
Computer Technology
Construction Technology
Green Industries
Hairstyling & Aesthetics
Health Care
Hospitality and Tourism
Manufacturing Technology
Technological Design
Transportation Technology

Technological Education

The Faculty of Education offers a Consecutive BEd option in Technological Education. Applicants to the Consecutive BEd in Technological Education will be certified to teach at the Intermediate/Senior (Grades 9 to 12) certification level.

To be eligible for the Consecutive BEd (Technological Education), you must meet the following requirements:

  • hold an approved degree or Advance Diploma in a related technology field that aligns with the current Technological Education curriculum from an accredited degree granting institution;
  • present an overall grade point average of at least a “B”, based on the final 2 years of full-time study in a degree or advanced diploma program; and
  • have 2 years of work‑related experience.

If you have a degree that does not align with the Technological Education curriculum, you can apply to the program if you have 5 years of work‑related experience in a related technology field. Successful applicants will be selected on the basis of education-related experience, references, university grade point averages, resume and a personal statement.

Indicate the teaching subject that applies to your applied degree on the online Supplementary Information Form. You will receive a letter and an email with a York student number and instructions on how to access the Supplementary Information Form.

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Contact Information

BEd Student Services
128 Winters Colleges
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON  M3J 1P3

Telephone: 416‑736‑5001
Email: osp@edu.yorku.ca

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