PSYCH 304 - Practicum in Teaching and Leading Groups
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Michigan Mentorship Program
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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2 - 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 section is for students returning to the Michigan Mentorship Program. 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.

FERPA: the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act. Students enrolled in this course are required to complete the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act training module. This is a Federal mandate and will be completed through this UM training module. Submit the certification of completion via the Code of Conduct & FERPA Training Certificates Form. It can be submitted on the same form as the COC certificate.

CODE OF CONDUCT TRAINING (COC): the University of Michigan requires that all students enrolled in a course that attends a site where minors are present, complete the Code of Conduct (COC) module through the Children on Campus program. Students are required to submit their certificate of completion via the Code of Conduct & FERPA Training Certificates Form.

BACKGROUND CHECKS: Site placements with minors and the University of Michigan requires all students enrolled in this section pass a background check BEFORE they will be allowed to interact with minors at the site. The UM background check will be administered by HireRight. In addition, most sites perform their own background checks during the orientation process, including a Department of Human Services (DHS) clearance required by the sites.

TB TEST & FLU VACCINATIONS: Many site placements require students to obtain a TB test with negative results prior to attending site. Most sites will accept results less than one year old and which covers the entire time the student will be at the site. Plan to bring a copy of the letter with you the first time you go to the site. A Flu Vaccination may also be required based on the site assigned.

NOTE: The TB test and Flu Vaccination fees are not covered by the course or the University of Michigan. You may have them done through your own health care provider. TB tests range in price depending on provider. See Testing Sites for more information: Flu Vaccinations are typically free at UMHS, CVS, Kroger locations etc...

Course Requirements:

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
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
 In Person
Tu 5:30PM - 6:30PM
471 (LAB)
 In Person
Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: PSYCH 304-471 meets in EHB247 (Fall 2022).

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