Concurrent Education Transition to Year 2 Planning for 2014-2015
Agenda • Program Confirmation and Changes • Program Requirements • Course Registration • Academic Expectations and Achievement • Practicum Updates • Extra-curricular Involvement
Program Confirmation • March 1 – April 28 • Logon to LORIS (telaris.wlu.ca) • Click “continue in program”. • Important to do this in order to register for fall!
Changing your program? • Must always have CT as major, but can combine major with another discipline. • For example: Honours History in Combination with Honours Contemporary Studies • Change program through Program Selection Form • Adding a minor? You do not declare minors until you apply to graduate.
Program Worksheet & Requirements • www.wlu.ca/brantford/advising • Click on Program Worksheets • Choose 2013-2014 BA/BEd Honours Contemporary Studies • You can view your program requirements online in the academic calendar: • www.wlu.ca/brantford/concurrent
Year 2 Nipissing Courses *There are 5 mandatory courses in Year 2.
Optional Education Courses • Not mandatory • Eligible to take in Years 2-5 • Courses offered each year vary • Examples: • Kindergarten: Curriculum, Theory & Practice • Education of Native Canadians • Multimedia Technology • Religious Education in Roman Catholic Schools • International Teaching • ESL (English as a Second Language)
Year 2 Laurier Courses • Min. 3.0 Laurier credits (6 classes) in total • Includes: • BF199 and BF299 • CT225 and CT253 • 1 credit of Other Discipline or senior CT (0.5 must be teachable for J/I students) • Limit electives if completing multiple teachables, minors, or combination Honours • Do not schedule Laurier classes before 7:00pm on Mondays • NU2020* in addition to the above Laurier courses. This course will count in your Laurier overall GPA.
Year 2 Courseload • BEd courses + BA courses = above standard courseload • Suggest taking spring/summer courses. Registration is now open!
Registration Dates • The Laurier Fall/Winter timetable will be posted in March/April • Nipissing registration charts will be posted by early April: http://www.nipissingu.ca/departments/brantford/Active-Concurrent-Education-Students/Pages/Registration-2013-2014.aspx • Web Advisor (NU) registration will open on June 2 • LORIS Registration Date is based on credits completed, as well as credits in progress up until August 2014: • Faculty of Liberal Arts • 0.25-7.49 credits: July 2 @ 8:00 pm
Registration Reminders • Register for Nipissing Courses on Web Advisor and Laurier courses on LORIS • Nipissing courses are added to your LORIS account by the Registrar’s Office for billing purposes only • Step 1: You must register in your Education courses on Web Advisor. • Observation and Practice Teaching • Capacities are firm • Step 2: Plan your WLU schedule around these classes and register on LORIS. • Forget your Web Advisor Log-in Information? Contact the Web Advisor Helpdesk at 1-800-655-5154, ext. 4342.
Progression • Progression is assessed at the end of the Winter term (April) • How is your GPA calculated? • The Nipissing average is calculated using Education courses only, and the Laurier GPA is calculated using all grades at Laurier as well as the required Nipissing Arts courses (PSYC 2020, SOCI 2091 and SOCI 2092).
Progression • Progression requirements are as follows: • Students must maintain an overall GPA of 7.0 in each year, in their Wilfrid Laurier (BA) courses, and an overall average of 70% in their Nipissing (BEd) courses. • To progress in the Honours program students much achieve a minimum Honours GPA of 5.0, where a minimum Honours GPA of 7.0 is required for graduation. • Students with an overall GPA below 6.0 in their Laurier courses will be withdrawn from the Concurrent Education program. • Students with an overall GPA between 6.00-6.99 in their Laurier courses are permitted to progress into the following academic year with a status of ‘on probation’. Probation requirements hold that students are given one year (inclusive of the summer term), to raise their overall GPA to the 7.0 requirement in order to continue in the Concurrent Education program. • All students required to withdraw may appeal the decision to the Undergraduate Standing and Petitions Committee, at a specified date. Guidelines for the Operation of the Standing and Petitions Committee can be found within the Student Policies section in the Index.
Academic Success & Services • Student Services and Support • Learning Services, Accessible Learning, the Wellness Centre • Learning Services • GPA Program: Goals, Plans Achievement • Writing and Study Skills Resources • https://www.lbstudentaffairs.ca/academic-support/learningservices.htm
Practicum Overview • Year 2 – Mentorship • The present model is under review • Mentorship will continue but not necessarily with two candidates in one classroom • Year 3 – Alternative Placement • Will now be offered in Year 3 • Those interested in an International practicum may participate in either May following year 3 or the May following year 4 • Years 4 & 5: - Formal Classroom Practicum Placement • Arranged by the Practicum Office • 20 days in total (approximately)
Practicum Overview • Practicum Survey: • To be released via NU emails within the first two weeks of April • Opportunity to make a change in school board etc. • Cannot be changed in September. Complete carefully! • Police Vulnerable Sector Check: • Original must be presented to the practicum office no later than September 26, 2014 – three weeks prior to the commencement of formal placement. • Stay tuned as more information becomes available… it is hoped to continue with the Brantford Police Services where they come on campus to process applications.