Summer Session Practicum Details:

The Mandatory Practicum meeting will be held April TBA at 10AM via Collaborate ULTRA/MOODLE – LINK.  Details regarding your practicum placement will be shared with you during this meeting.

Due to the COVID situation these dates have yet to be confirmed by our placement hosts, some dates may vary for some students.  As you know the COVID situation is extremely fluid. We are closely monitoring the situation and are working closely with our placement hosts regarding covid policies and start dates. Students who will be placed in schools may begin their placement later than January 18th. Students may wish to use the February Reading Week to make up their practicum days.

Please ensure that all Practicum Documentation is in place prior to our MANDATORY MEETING,


UPCOMING SUMMER SESSION 2022 Dates:

We are offering three rounds of practica over the summer 2022:

SSI-BlockA | April 26 – May 24 (4 week block)
SSI-BlockB | May 30 – June 24 (4 week block)
SSII | July 4 – July 29 (4 week block)


Practicum Coordinator: Ms. Jennifer Miller

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: Jennifer.Miller8@msvu.ca

CHYS 2251
Practicum I: Early Childhood Setting 0.5 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. Note: Students may not enrol in any other daytime courses on these days.

CHYS 3351
Practicum II 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: completion of 10.0 units of university credit including CHYS 2201, 2208, 2209 (2209 may be taken concurrently with CHYS 3351), one of CHYS 2251/3352/4451 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. 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 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: completion of 10.0 units of university credit including CHYS 2201, 2208, 2209, 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; some placements in administration require CHYS 4407. CHYS 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. Note: Students may not enrol in any other daytime courses on these days.

CHYS 4451
Practicum IV 0.5 unit
Prerequisites: completion of 15.0 units of university credit including PSYC 2222 and 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. Note: Students may not enrol in any other daytime courses on these days.


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:

Questions? Contact via email: jennifer.miller8@msvu.ca 

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