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Practicum Coordinator:  Ms. Susan Adams

While completing the Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Study) program, you will have the opportunity to apply knowledge you've acquired in the classroom into practice with over 500 hours of practical, hands-on experience in such settings as schools, hospitals, residential youth programs, community-based services, and early intervention programs.  This four-year degree program is a great foundation for further study in education, speech-language pathology, social work, counselling, or graduate school in child and youth study.

 

Contact:  msvu.ca 

CHYS 2251

Practicum I: Early Childhood Setting

half unit

Prerequisite: CHYS 2208 or 2209 (either may be taken concurrently with CHYS 2251) and admission to the Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Study).  Field experiences in early childhood settings in conjunction with seminars which examine these experiences in relation to theories and methods of working with young children. Placements are completed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students may not enrol in any other daytime courses on these days.

CHYS 3351

Practicum II

half unit

Prerequisite: completion of 10 units of credit including CHYS 2208, 2209, one of 2251/3351/4451, PSYC 2222 and admission to the Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Study).  Field experience in settings for children and youth with diverse needs in conjunction with seminars which relate the experiences to theories and methods of working with children and youth with diverse needs. Placements are completed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students may not enrol in any other daytime courses on these days. Note: Students may not enrol in any other daytime courses on these days.  Students who have received credit for CHYS 2252 may not take this course for credit.

CHYS 3352

Practicum III

half unit

Prerequisites: completion of 10 units including PSYC 2222, two of CHYS 2251/3351/4451 and admission to the Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Study). Placements in youth/adolescent settings require CHYS 3320; placements in early intervention require CHYS 3301; placements in administration require CHYS 4407. CHYS 3301, 3320 and 4407 may be taken concurrently with practicum. Field experience in a wide range of programs for children, youth and families in conjunction with seminars which examine relevant issues and the relationship between theory and practice. Placements are completed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students may not enrol in any other daytime courses on these days.

CHYS 4451

Practicum IV

half unit

Prerequisites: completion of 15 units including CHYS 3352 and all specific prerequisites for placements as noted for CHYS 3352, and admission to the Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Study). This practicum provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in a wide range of services for children, youth and families related to their interests and future goals. Requirements of each placement are developed individually with the placement and supervisor. Placements are completed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students may not enrol in any other daytime courses on these days. 

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Challenge for Practicum Credit

Students who have requisite work and/or education experience can undertake a practica challenge for credit. As of Fall 2015 Students who have received 11 units of transfer credit are ineligible to challenge for further credits as per university regulations. A maximum of 2 Practicum credits [1.0 unit] can be received through Challenge for Credit – this includes credits received by PLAR at another institution.

Prior to any practicum challenge, all students MUST successfully complete at least one CHYS practicum under the Department’s supervision.  Additional details can be found below:

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