Governing Ourselves informs members of legal and regulatory matters affecting the profession. This section provides updates on licensing and qualification requirements, notification of Council resolutions and reports from various Council committees, including reports on accreditation and discipline matters.
Multiple programs approved at York University
The Accreditation Committee has granted general accreditation to multiple programs offered by York University’s Faculty of Education:
- full-time consecutive program with areas of study in the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree
- concurrent and part-time consecutive programs with areas of study in the Primary/Junior, Junior/Intermediate and Intermediate/Senior divisions, including the Primary/Junior divisions with a focus on teaching French as a Second Language, leading to a Bachelor of Education degree.
The programs are accredited until April 21, 2018.
The Accreditation Committee has granted initial accreditation to the concurrent technological education program leading to a Bachelor of Education degree and an applied degree. This program will prepare candidates to teach Grades 9 and 10 and Grades 11 and 12 in a technological education subject.
The initial accreditation runs until April 21, 2015 or until the second class of teacher candidates enrolled in the program graduates (not to exceed April 21, 2017).
In making the decision, the committee considered that teacher candidates in the concurrent programs are enrolled on a full-time basis and that the new concurrent technological education program has an area of study in Grades 9 and 10 and Grades 11 and 12 in a technological education subject listed in Schedule B of the Teachers’ Qualifications Regulation.