Education Made in Windsor

Information for Teacher Candidates

2022-23 B.Ed. Academic Year


Instructions for:


Potential CUPE Strike and Practicum Placement
Posted: November 17th, 2022

We have heard that many teacher candidates are concerned about what will happen to their practicum in the event of a strike by CUPE. The Faculty can share at this point that practicum placements will proceed as planned. OTF and its affiliates are not planning to withdraw their services in support of CUPE. Like teachers in the schools, teacher candidates are expected to be in class. Teacher candidates are expected to follow the direction provided by their associate teachers, their principal, and their school board and any directives from OTF or its affiliates. The OTF will typically notify the Faculty of Education if withdrawal of services by associate teachers or a full walk-out is expected. We do not expect this. In the event that your school board decides to pivot to online instruction, your associate teacher should advise you on how to proceed with your practicum in a virtual context. In the unlikely event that you encounter picket lines at your school, you are expected to follow the lead of your associate teacher and, most likely, cross the picket line. You could certainly expect delays and thus we advise you to arrive early at the school for your placements, every day. All of this is consistent with what is happening in other Faculties of Education in the province and with guidance received from our local Teacher Education Liaison Committee (TELC). 


Winter 2023 B.Ed. Course Registration
Posted: November 11th, 2022

Dear Teacher Candidates,

By now, you may have received automated notifications from the University regarding registration, enrollment appointments, etc. for the Winter 2023 semester. This information does not apply to students in Bachelor of Education program courses.

The Office of the Registrar will enroll each of you into your Winter 2023 courses. Unlike the Fall 2022 term, you will not register for any courses yourself through UWinsite Student.

The projected timeframe for when course registration will take place on your behalf is within the first week of December.


Professional Learning Series (PLS) Schedule 
Posted: October 27th, 2022

As events are finalized, information will be distributed to students by email with locations, times, and/or links (if virtual) to the events.

Please note that unless noted as “optional”, all PLS events are mandatory

The winter 2023 PLS Schedule will be sent at a later date when events are finalized with affiliates.

PLS Schedule for the week of November 15th - 18th, 2022 (also posted on the following webpage: B.Ed. Program Calendars | Faculty of Education)


Registration Issues 
Posted: August 23rd, 2022

The Faculty of Education has received a large volume of emails indicating numerous challenges with course registration.  The Registrar’ Office is currently investigating the source of the problems.  It is a matter under the control of the Registrar’s Office, not the Faculty of Education.  We will endeavour to update as soon as possible and ask for your continued patience as staff in the Registrar’s Office work to resolve the matter.


Fall 2022 Course Schedules and Registration
Posted: August 22nd, 2022

Registration for B.Ed. courses will open through UWinsite Student on Tuesday, August 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

Teacher Candidates will be sent personal course schedules and registration instructions by email in advance of registration opening.

Many UWindsor student email addresses in Faculty of Education records are not working (inactive, not available, etc.). Please contact IT Services directly if you need assistance with your account. As per UWindsor policy, correspondence is permitted via UWindsor-assigned email addresses only.

For Year 1 Consecutive/Year 3 Concurrent Candidates only:

B.Ed. Program Orientation Schedule - Friday, September 2nd, 2022

For Year 2 Consecutive/Year 5 Concurrent Candidates only:

In preparation of selecting and registering in a Service-Learning course for the 2022-23 academic year, please refer to the following documents of courses available for your division. You will also receive these documents by email in advance of registration:

NOTE:

  • Students who select LEAD or Urban Education Project are not able to complete an external placement because these courses involved a partnership with specific local schools.
     
  • The Reciprocal Learning ProgramVulnerability, Marginalization and Education and Experiential Environmental Sustainability Education options provide opportunities for international travel; however, participation in the international travel component is not a requirement of the course.  The international travel will require additional expense from the student, although there are instructor-led initiatives to help offset these costs.

Service-Learning Course Descriptions - Intermediate/Senior Division
Service-Learning Course Descriptions - Junior/Intermediate Division
Service-Learning Course Descriptions - Primary/Junior Division

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Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)
Posted: August 17, 2022


Important Information

The Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) is mandatory, and all University of Windsor Faculty of Education teacher candidates are required to obtain an Original Police Vulnerable Sector Check annually via their local police agency. Teacher Candidates must submit a scanned copy of the PVSC to educforms@uwindsor.ca by Friday, September 9th.  Any/all fees are the financial responsibility of the student. Students must have a clear PVSC before they can enter a school for practicum and/or volunteer hours. The Faculty of Education will not accept a Criminal Record Check (CRC) or police clearances provided by the Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC). 

IMPORTANT: Please note that obtaining and submitting your Police Vulnerable Sector Check and your TB Test results by the September 9th deadline is imperative. Students who fail to obtain and submit required documentation by the deadlines will be at-risk for program removal, and will NOT be provided a fall semester practicum placement.  

We understand that some of you may not be eligible to obtain a PVSC at this time due to your age.  Once you turn 18 and are eligible, you are required to complete your PVSC application and submit the results to us.

  • Please retain several copies for your records.  A copy must be kept with you at all times while in placement and must be available to be presented at the request of the principal. 

Teacher candidates are responsible for meeting all Faculty of Education placement policy requirements and for conforming to any additional policies in the schools where their practicums have been confirmed.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Faculty of Education office at 519.253.3000 x. 3869, or educforms@uwindsor.ca

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Instructions and Forms

Your Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) must be obtained from the Police Service serving the area in which you reside currently.  We strongly advise you to begin this process as soon as possible as processing times vary between Police Services and can take from two weeks to three months to obtain.

Some Police Agencies may require a letter to from the Faculty of Education to explain the need for the Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC).  If applicable, you must complete and submit the Agency letter specific to your Police Agency, along with your PVSC application (see below).

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Police Service Agencies

Below are instructions and links to some local and common Police Service Agencies.  We understand this list is not exhaustive, so if your home Police Service is not listed, please contact them directly.  Please note some Agencies provide the results electronically. It is your responsibility to download the results and provide a copy of your PVSC to the Faculty of Education by the September 9th deadline. 

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Windsor Police Service

For current residents of Windsor and Amherstburg, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC via the Windsor Police Service, you must be a current resident of Windsor or the Town of Amherstburg to apply for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) through this agency. 2 forms of Government Identification are required. Applications can be completed online

For additional information, please contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4129. Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

Please note that official PVSC results are uploaded to your online account. You are responsible for downloading the official results and submitting to the Field Experience Office.

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LaSalle Police Service

For current residents of LaSalle, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC via the LaSalle Police Service, you must be a resident of the town of LaSalle to apply for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) through this agency.  2 forms of Government Identification and an Agency letter are required. Applications can be completed online

For additional information, please contact Rachelle Wengrzynski at 519-969-5210 ext. 2062. Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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London Police Service

For current residents of London, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC via the London Police Service, you must be a resident of London to apply for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) through this agency.  2 forms of Government Identification are required. The Records Check office is available by Appointment only or applications can be completed online.

For additional information, London Police Service at 519-661-5515 ext. 4788. Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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Sarnia Police Service

For current residents of Sarnia, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC via the Sarnia Police Service, you must be a resident of Sarnia to apply for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) through this agency.  2 forms of Government Identification are required. Applications can be completed online.

For additional information, please contact Sarnia Police Service at 519-344-8861 ext. 5265. Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

For current residents of Tecumseh, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC via the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) (such as Tecumseh, etc.), must contact their local OPP detachment to book an appointment for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC).  2 forms of Government Identification and an Agency letter are required.

To find a detachment in your area, click here.

Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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Chatham-Kent Police Service

For current residents of Chatham, ON and *surrounding areas

For students obtaining their PVSC via the Chatham-Kent Police Service, you must be a resident of Chatham or a *surrounding area to apply for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) through this agency.  2 forms of Government Identification are required. Applications can be completed online.

*surrounding areas: Blenheim, Bothwell, Chatham, Lachlan, Coatsworth, Dover Centre, Dresden, Erie Bach, Erieau, Grande Pointe, Highgate, Kent Bridge, Merlin, Mitchell’s Bay, Morpeth, North Buxton, Pain Court, Ridgetown, Shrewsbury, South Buxton, Thamesville, Tilbury, Wheatley)

For additional information, please contact Chatham-Kent Police Service at 519-436-6600 or email chatham-kent@policesolutions.ca. Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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St. Thomas Police Service

For current residents of St. Thomas, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC via the St. Thomas Police Service, you must be a resident of St. Thomas to apply for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) through this agency.  2 forms of Government Identification are required. Applications can be completed online or in-person Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For additional information, please contact St. Thomas Police Service at 519-631-1224 or email stthomas@policesolutions.ca.  Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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Brantford Police Service

For current residents of Brantford, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC via the Brantford Police, you must be a resident of Brantford to apply for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) through this agency. 2 forms of Government Identification are required. Applications can be completed online or in-person.

For additional information, please contact Brantford Police Service at 519-756-0113 ext. 3336 or email brantford@policesolutions.ca. Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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Hamilton Police Service

For current residents of Hamilton, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC via the Hamilton Police, you must be a resident of Hamilton to apply for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) through this agency. 2 forms of Government Identification are required. Applications can be completed online or in-person.

For additional information, please contact Hamilton Police Service at (905) 546-4772 (Central Station)/ (905) 546-2929(East End Station)/ (905) 546-4930 (Mountain Station) or email info@hamiltonpolice.on.ca. Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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Peel Regional Police Service

For current residents of Mississauga and Brampton, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC in Peel Region, you must be a resident of Mississauga or Brampton to apply for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) through this agency. 2 forms of Government Identification are required. Applications can be completed online or in-person at Sir Robert Peel Centre, Brampton or 11 Division, Mississauga.

For additional information, please contact Peel Police Service at 905-453-2121 ext. 4390 (Brampton)/ 905-453-2121 ext. 2635 (Mississauga). Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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York Regional Police Service

For current residents of York Region, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC in the York Region, you must be a resident of York region to apply for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) through this agency. 2 forms of Government Identification are required. Applications can be completed online or in-person.

For additional information, please contact York Regional Police at 1-866-823-3334 ext. 7655. Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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Aylmer Police Service

For current residents of Aylmer, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC via the Aylmer Police, you must be a resident of Alymer to apply for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) through this agency. 2 forms of Government Identification are required. Applications can be completed online or in-person.

For additional information, please contact Aylmer Police at (519) 773-3146 or email aylmer@policesolutions.ca.  Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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Toronto Police Service

For current residents of Toronto, ON

For students obtaining their PVSC via the Toronto Police, you are required to complete a Consent to Disclosure Form.

Send an email to educforms@uwindsor.ca to request a form.  Be sure to provide your name, address and student number. An official Consent to Disclosure form will then be provided to you. Applications for a Level 3: Vulnerable Sector Check are completed by submitting the completed form, along with payment to 40 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2J3.

For additional information, please contact Toronto Police, Records Management Service Unit at 416-808-7991 or email ReferenceCheckProgram@torontopolice.on.ca. Teacher candidates are responsible for all fees/costs required for the PVSC application process.

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Tuberculin (TB) Test Requirements

All teacher candidates must be tested for TB and have a clear (negative) result before entering a school.  Below is a link to the form that you will need to print and bring with you to your family doctor (or health care clinic) and request that they complete it. This form must be stamped and signed by the clinician in order to be accepted.  Test results are valid for a 2-year period. Please note:  if you completed a TB test last year and submitted the results, you do not need to complete it again this year. 

SUBMISSION OF RESULTS: The original copy of your TB test results must be scanned and submitted electronically via email to educforms@uwindsor.ca. The deadline to submit is Friday, September 9th, 2022.   Only scanned documents will be accepted.

Please retain the original copy in a safe location.  Students will be directed/required to submit the original hard copy to Field Experience Office, Faculty of Education in the future.   

Please note you are required to complete a "one-step" (Mantoux) TB Test.  If your TB test result is positive, you will be required to complete the second step, which is the chest x-ray.  

TB TEST RESULTS FORM:
Tuberculin (TB) Test Results Form 2022-2023

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Health and Safety Training 

All Faculty of Education students (B.Ed. Consecutive/Concurrent students) are required to complete the following Health and Safety training modules.  Even if you completed the training in the past, it must be completed every year.

The Occupational Health and Safety Act includes post-secondary students, completing placements, in the definition of a “worker”. (“A person who performs work or supplies services for no monetary compensation under a program approved by a college of applied arts and technology, university or other post-secondary institution”).  It is for this reason that our partner school boards have mandated training for all teacher candidates prior to entry into the schools.

All teacher candidates must satisfy all Health and Safety training requirements prior to beginning practicum (EDUC 5499) or volunteer hours (EDUC 1199/2299).

You must complete all modules listed, as follows:

  1. Worker Health & Safety Awareness in 4 Steps training video

    Certificate of Completion:  Upon completion of the training video, you will receive a "Worker Health & Safety Awareness in 4 Steps" Certificate of Completion.  You must print two (2) copies of the certificate before exiting the module. The Ministry of Labour will not store your certificate, or keep a record of training. One copy is to be submitted by email to the Field Experience Office at educforms@uwindsor.ca, and the other is to keep for your own records.
     
  2. Health and Safety Baseline Orientation Training 
     
  3. Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Training
     
  4. Workplace Violence Prevention Management Program (WVPMP) Training 
     
  5. Workplace Harassment Training 
     
  6. Fire Safety Plan Training
     
  7. AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Training
     
  8. Job Specific training. Either:

​a) ​Elementary Teachers Job Specific Hazards & Prevention Training (P/J and J/I divisions)

OR

b) Secondary Teachers Job Specific Hazards and Prevention Training (I/S division)

Upon completion of the required Health and Safety training modules above, you are required to complete the Health and Safety Training Verification Form. You are to submit your completed verification form by email to the Field Experience Office at educforms@uwindsor.ca

For Year 2 Consecutive and Year 5 Concurrent students only: For those with a confirmed (official and communicated) external placement arrangement, additional school board-specific training may be required. If additional training is required, the Field Experience Office will contact you to provide further details, documents (if applicable), and instructions. 


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