Specialization planning

SCYC offers a number of specializations. We make every effort to offer required specialization courses every other year on a predictable schedule. Please note:

  • The term each course is offered within the academic year may vary.
  • Remember that all courses are subject to enrolment.
  • This schedule is offered as a planning aid but we are unable to guarantee course availability.

Early Years Specialization

Updates to our program are in progress. The 2020-2021 calendar of courses will be available in May 2020. For course selection and up to date information, we encourage new students to connect with .

Early Childhood Education (ECE) certification

As of September 2020 admissions, the SCYC will no longer be offering a path to level one ECE certification with the BC Early Childhood Education Registry. Students admitted September 2019 or earlier who have not yet taken any Early Years courses and are interested in level one ECE certification should contact to confirm interest no later than October 1st 2020. Current students who have taken Early Years Specialization courses will be contacted by our advisor with further information.

Indigenous Stream

This stream is open to all Child and Youth Care program students. The following courses must be completed to meet the requirements for the Indigenous stream:

  • CYC 230 (1.5) Introduction to CYC Practice in Indigenous Contexts - Offered each September term
  • CYC 330 (1.5) Applied Practice in Indigenous Contexts - CYC 230 is a prerequisite; offered each January term
  • CYC 430 (1.5) Research Practice in Indigenous Contexts - CYC 423 is a prerequisite; offered each January term

Child Protection Stream

This Child Protection stream is open to all Child and Youth Care program students. To complete the Child Protection requirements, students must complete a 400 hour practicum in a 12 week term in a government child protection office or a child welfare designated agency and successfully complete core CYC courses with a 65% or better.