There are two points of entry for the BEd concurrent programs. Firstly, you can apply directly from high school (also known as the direct-entry option) or you can apply while currently a university student.
The demand for spaces in our BEd programs is high and the admissions process is competitive. Since there are several steps in the admission process, it’s critical that you follow each step by the specified deadline.
If you’re planning to apply to the Concurrent BEd program directly from high school, you will need:
- To meet Glendon’s minimum admission requirements for the BA by mid-April;
- Strong written and oral language abilities in both English and French (if you are applying for the BEd French); and
- A strong supplementary application that includes an experience profile, a personal statement, a processing fee, and two online letters of reference.
For the BEd (French), we’ll be making two rounds of offers (early consideration and standard consideration) and have outlined the steps for both rounds below. If you choose to follow the steps for early consideration and don’t receive an offer in the early round, your application will automatically be reviewed again in the next round.
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1. Apply to the program through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre using OUAC code YGJ by mid-January.
If you’re a current high school student who is studying outside of Ontario, or have completed your High School diploma but haven’t attended a post-secondary institution, please apply through the OUAC using the 105 application. After you apply to a Glendon BA program (i.e. French Studies) and receive a York reference number, please submit the Faculty of Education Direct Entry (Pre Education) Concurrent Form (PDF) by February 1.
2. Supplementary Form & Additional Information
Access and submit your online supplementary application through MyFile, which includes:
- An experience profile and summary
- A personal statement
- Two online letters of reference
Use your York University student number and birthdate to log in. Once you’re logged in, look to the left-hand menu for “Supplementary Information Forms”.
3. Online French Language Assessment
You’ll receive an email from Carolyn White, your BEd (French) Recruitment Specialist, in January inviting you to complete the online French assessment. This helps us to determine whether you would be comfortable with the French components of the program.
There is no special preparation required; this is the same assessment that all Glendon applicants fill out in order to place you in the appropriate level of French class during your Bachelor of Arts studies.
For us to accurately assess you, please refrain from using dictionaries or grammar tools because it may result in being placed at a level that is too challenging for you in September.
4. Application Processing Fee
Early consideration: March 7, 2018
Standard consideration: April 12, 2018
When you submit your supplementary form, you’ll also be required to submit a $50.00 non-refundable processing fee. Full instructions on how to complete the payment are available through your MyFile account.
If you’ve applied to more than one Bachelor of Education program at York, you only need to submit the payment and Supplementary Information Form once.
Offers of Admission
Because you’re applying to two degree programs, admission for each of the programs (BA and BEd) will be processed separately.
Students who have:
- submitted all required documents by the specified deadline dates and
- received an offer of admission to a BA program at Glendon by mid-April at the latest
will advance to the Education Admissions Committee review. Decisions for early consideration applicants are typically sent out in early April, and decisions for standard consideration in May. Offers will be extended by mail and via MyFile.
If we’re unable to offer you admission for the Direct Entry BEd program, you’ll have the opportunity to re-apply for the upper year entry program. The benefits of this option include:
- Studying in our close-knit, fully integrated bilingual campus will allow you the opportunities to enhance your French both inside and outside of the classroom, strengthening your application
- You will not lose time because you’ll still complete both degrees in the same timeframe that it takes to complete the direct-entry concurrent program.
Once you’ve accepted your offer of admission to our Concurrent BEd French program through MyFile, you’ll need to take the first steps in enrolling yourself for both your BEd and BA.
Upper-year University Applicants to the BEd Program
This point of admission for upper-year students into the BEd French program is now open for September 2018. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018, on MyFile. An information session for current Glendon students will be held in January 2018 to guide eligible candidates.
For the most up-to-date information, please contact the Faculty of Education directly at: 416-736-5001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please continue to strengthen your BEd teaching portfolio and English/French communication skills in order to gain entry into this program.
Some tips to consider:
- We’re looking for students with a distinct passion for teaching and languages.
- We value experience in the context of a group, and experience with children in the same age group you want to teach.
- Follow deadlines and directions carefully!
- Give yourself time to prepare, write, edit your personal statement and experience profile. We look for personal statements that show deep reflection.
- Draft it in Microsoft Word, and paste it into the online form once you’re confident that you’re finished.
- Try not to leave your French assessment or supplementary submission until the last minute.