Child and Youth Workers (Certificate Program)

Health and Behavioral Sciences
Teacher Education

The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

Certificate Program for Child and Youth Workers Course Requirements

Literacy for College Studies, if needed*
ENG125Introduction to College Writing 
AC230Teaching with Multimedia Technology (prereq AC 101, 0-1 credits) 2-3 
YD280Youth Development: Theory and Practice 
YD283Building Learning Communities 
YD290Action Research for Educators 
HE317First Aid and Safety Education (coreq HE 200, 2 credits) 

Choose one of the following

PE311Creative Rhythms and Dance for Children 
PE313Games and Sports for Children 

* Literacy for College Studies, if needed (through Continuing Education); 0 crs.

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and sharpen their literacy skills for college studies. Since the course is geared towards those entering the Certificate for Child and Youth Workers, literacy activities will be contextualized in readings of youth studies and development.  Literacy is broadly defined here as involving skills for communicating in a technologically and culturally diverse society. 

Through a series of activities students will sharpen their skills in the following five areas: Reading and Writing, Critical Thinking, Technology, Study Skills and Time Management.  Rather than being treated as separate topics of study, each of these skill areas is embedded in each of the activities.  The activities done in class also support the competencies of youth workers by modeling activities that can be used with young people.  This course meets the requirements for AC 101 or comparable knowledge and skills in academic computing.  Equivalent courses taken in other disciplines or at other institutions may be eligible for credit, not to exceed eight credits.