AFE – Ontario School Boards

When arranging an AFE with a school board, clearly articulate that you are inquiring about an Alternative Field Experience (similar to an internship or volunteering) NOT a practicum. 

All Ontario school boards will require teacher candidates completing their AFE with them meet their board-specific requirements.

 

Some Ontario school boards require all AFE placements to be coordinated centrally through the Teacher Education office. This list updated Sept2017:

 

Grand Erie District School Board

  • Teacher candidates may contact teachers directly to arrange the AFE and, once confirmed, submit the AFE Proposal to the Teacher Education Office
  • Teacher Education Office will request approval from the GEDSB office (in addition to the Western Teacher Education approval process) and notify the teacher candidate once approved

 

London District Catholic School Board 

  • Teacher candidates may contact teachers directly to arrange the AFE and, once confirmed, submit the AFE Proposal to the Teacher Education Office
  • Teacher Education Office will request approval from the LDCSB office (in addition to the Western Teacher Education approval process) and notify the teacher candidate once approved

 

Upper Grand District School Board

  • Teacher candidates may contact teachers directly to arrange the AFE and, once confirmed, submit the AFE Proposal to the Teacher Education Office
  • Teacher Education Office will request approval from the UGDSB office (in addition to the Western Teacher Education approval process) and notify the teacher candidate once approved

 

York Region District School Board 

  • Teacher candidates may contact teachers directly to arrange the AFE and, once confirmed, submit the AFE Proposal to the Teacher Education Office
  • Teacher Education Office will request approval from the YRDSB office (in addition to the Western Teacher Education approval process) and notify the teacher candidate once approved

OR

  • Teacher candidates may send YRDSB requests to the Teacher Education Office (school, grade, subject, etc.)
  • Teacher Education Office will request AFE placement from the YRDSB office and, once placed, send the information to the teacher candidate
  • After placement, teacher candidates must submit an AFE Proposal outlining substantive learning outcomes to the Teacher Education Office for official approval

 

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