September 10th, 2021
RE: VACCINATION EXEMPTIONS
Further to our earlier communication about vaccination policy and our strong recommendation for Teacher Candidates to be fully vaccinated well before practicum placements are to begin, we wish to advise you that the university's deadline for Teacher Candidates to apply for vaccination exemptions for medical reasons or under grounds protected by the Human Rights Code is September 20th, 2021.
To apply for an exemption, please go the University of Windsor’s Requests for Exemptions | Return to Campus (uwindsor.ca) website.
September 7th, 2021
The Bachelor of Education Program Orientation for Year 1 Consecutive / Year 3 Concurrent Teacher Candidates was held on Friday September 3rd, 2021.
The following resources are available for your review:
Video of entire Bachelor of Education Program Orientation Event: BEd-Orientation-Recording_F2021.mp4
PowerPoint Presentation by Dr. George Zhou, Acting Associate Dean of Teacher Education
PowerPoint Presentation by the Education Society
September 3rd, 2021
B.Ed. Practicum Placements and COVID-19 Vaccinations
On August 13, 2021, The University of Windsor announced that it requires all staff, faculty and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Health Canada-approved vaccine beginning this fall (UWindsor announces mandatory vaccinations for staff, faculty and students | Office of Public Affairs & Communications). At least a first dose of a vaccine will be required by September 7, 2021 and a second dose will be required by October 7, 2021. Accommodations will be made, by the University of Windsor, for vaccination exemptions for medical reasons or under grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code. All members of the University of Windsor community returning to campus will be required to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status and regular testing protocols will be established for those who are not vaccinated and/or have received accommodations.
Although all fall semester B.Ed. courses are online, the Faculty of Education strongly recommends that all B.Ed. students who are not already fully vaccinated to complete the process immediately to ensure that they are fully vaccinated well before practicum placements are scheduled to begin in mid-November. Many school boards across the Province of Ontario have already announced that vaccinations will be mandatory for teacher candidates on placement. We expect all other boards to eventually follow suit. Teacher candidates must meet any COVID-19 vaccination requirement set out by the school board in which their practicum placement is located. Additionally, the Ontario provincial Government has announced that all teachers, education assistants, and administrative staff must disclose their vaccination status to their school boards and get regular rapid antigen tests if not vaccinated. This would apply to teacher education candidates as well. Further information on vaccinations at UWindsor can be found here: Take a Jab! | Return to Campus (uwindsor.ca).
Further UWindsor updates pertaining to vaccine exemption forms and protocol, testing protocols, Safe Lancer App updates, and provincial vaccine passport applicability are expected soon and will be communicated promptly.
August, 26th, 2021
Attention Year 1 Consecutive / Year 3 Concurrent Teacher Candidates:
The schedule for next Friday’s virtual orientation to the Bachelor of Education program is below.
- All Consecutive Year 1 and Concurrent Year 3 Teacher Candidates are required to attend orientation.
- Have your Fall course schedule open online (or printed) and available for viewing during this meeting.
- A Microsoft Teams meeting Invitation/Link to this event will sent by email early next week.
Bachelor of Education Program Orientation Schedule
Friday, September 3rd, 2021
9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Virtual drop-in
9:05 – 9:10 a.m. Greetings and welcome – Dr. George Zhou, Acting Associate Dean of Teacher Education
9:10 – 9:20 a.m. Dr. Ken Montgomery, Dean
9:20 – 9:30 a.m. Professional practice – Dr. George Zhou, Acting Associate Dean of Teacher Education
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Faculty panel (Q&A) - Dr. Lana Parker, Dr. Kara Smith, and Dr. Bonnie Stewart
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Education Society introduction and activities
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Teacher Candidate panel (Q&A)
11:00 – 11:05 a.m. Virtual coffee break
11:05 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Meet Your Advisor (you will receive a separate virtual invitation from your Advisor for this meeting)
August 25th, 2021
Dear Teacher Candidates:
The population of courses into schedules is still in progress. We ask for your patience until it is completely done.
We will contact everyone when schedules are complete and ready for viewing through UWinsite Student.
Registration for elective courses (including Service Learning) specifically, will not open until August 27th at noon.
We will send you the information you need to choose and register for electives in advance of registration opening. For the time being, there is nothing further you can do in terms of registration.
The Faculty of Education Team
August 13th, 2021
We understand that many of you have been waiting for your Fall 2021 schedules, and we appreciate your patience.
It is expected that schedules will be complete and viewable through UWinsite Student by August 24th.
The Registrar’s Office will register you into most of your courses on your behalf. Therefore, when your schedule is ready, you will be able to login to UWinsite Student to view your schedule. In addition to the courses they will register you into, Year I Consecutive and Year 3 Concurrent Teacher Candidates will need to select and register for one elective, and Year II Consecutive and Year 5 Concurrent Teacher Candidates will select and register for one Service Learning Program (SLP) course from a list of many exciting choices.
The Faculty of Education will provide a more detailed email to you with respect to registration, and the choice of electives prior to August 24th, so please keep watch for something from us closer to that date! You will be able to register for your elective or SLP on August 24th.
As well, we know you have concerns regarding when your tuition will be due. We have been informed that tuition will not be due for Education students until two days following the date that registration opens for your electives.
July 13th, 2021
All Faculty of Education Pre-Service (Teacher Education) B.Ed. courses will be delivered entirely online this coming fall semester.
Following a virtual orientation for Year 1 Consecutive and Year 3 Concurrent Teacher Candidates on September 3rd, all Pre-Service (Teacher Education) B.Ed. courses will begin September 7th and run until November 12th, 2021.
From November 15th until December 15th, 2021, all Teacher Candidates are expected to begin their practicum (practice teaching) placements. It is our hope that the school boards will permit face-to-face placements by this date, but this is not yet confirmed. We will provide further updates as they become available.
We are also optimistic that we will be able to conduct all winter Pre-Service (Teacher Education) B.Ed. courses beginning January 3rd, 2022 via face-to-face delivery mode. We will provide further updates as they become available.
For further information about the University of Windsor’s return to campus plans, please see Information for Students | Return to Campus (uwindsor.ca).
Check your personal and/or UWindsor email accounts for the following important letters from the Faculty of Education:
Year 1 Consecutive and Year 3 Concurrent Welcome Letter
(for new Teacher Candidates)
Year 2 Consecutive and Year 5 Concurrent Program Letter
(for returning Teacher Candidates)
Questions or concerns about the program and related requirements may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.