Academic Support

Our inclusive approach honours diversity and the rich demographic mix of our school communities.

York University’s Faculty of Education Access Initiative is designed to recruit, admit and support individuals who will make excellent teachers and who reflect the diversity in our society. Our admissions policies are designed to assess the potential of all candidates, in particular those who have faced systemic barriers in educational settings and in their lives. Access invites students from the following underrepresented groups to apply as a part of this initiative:

  • Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Status, Non-Status, Aboriginal Ancestry)
  • People with Disabilities
  • Racialized Person (A racialized person may experience social inequities on the basis of their perceived common racial background, colour and/or ethnicity, or faith and who may be subjugated to differential treatment in society and its institutions. Examples may include: people of African descent, people of Asian descent, Latinos)
  • Other Minoritized Person (please specify other identity categories that apply to you and have affected your educational experience. For example: working class/low income; sexual orientation; English Language Learner, Refugee or impacted by the refugee experience)

Supports are also provided to students through York University, through personal services, career services etc.

Contact Information

To speak with an Access coordinator email access@edu.yorku.ca