PSYCH 304 - Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups
Section: 001 Michigan Mentorship Program
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
3 - 4
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115 and permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This experiential learning course is designed to provide mentoring experiences for students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools who are regarded at risk for low achievement. We will pair college students with elementary and high school students in order to help students with homework, to encourage effective learning strategies, to set goals, and to help them develop appropriate coping strategies. College students who can relate to younger students' concerns are a tremendous resource for their learning and motivation. Conversely, college students can learn a great deal from children and adolescents as they work through issues.

The course will provide a personal relationship and useful academic information in order to help grade school students become more successful and more motivated in school.

Course Requirements:

Many site placements interact with minors and the University of Michigan requires that all students enrolled in these sections pass a background check BEFORE they will be allowed to interact with minors at the site. Some sites perform the background checks during the orientation process, including a Department of Human Resources (DHS) clearance required by the sites. For other sites with minors, students will receive an email from: requesting information. You must respond promptly as the request is only valid for 7 days after which it expires. This is typically sent during the first week of classes after site placements have been assigned. Please check your junk folder, the initial email may go there.

University students will be expected to participate in mentoring a minimum of six hours per week, read related background information, keep a weekly journal, and write a 5-10 page paper.

Intended Audience:

Admission is by application only. Email Dr. Quart ( for dates and times of the general informational meetings. Applications are distributed at those meetings.

PSYCH 304 - Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups
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001 (LAB)
Tu 6:30PM - 8:30PM
471 (LAB)
661 (LAB)
Tu 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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