PSYCH 307 - Directed Experiences with Children
Winter 2023, Section 001 - Practicum in Child Development and Child Care
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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3 - 4
CBL, Experiential
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 12 credits may be elected through PSYCH 304, 305, 306, 307, and 308.
Waitlist Notes:
For registration information call 734-647-7144 or email
With permission of instructor.
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. F, W, Sp/Su, Sp, Su.
May be repeated for a maximum of 7 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
For information on drop/add deadlines, see the Office of the Registrar and search Registration Deadlines.


PSYCH 307 gives students the opportunity for direct interaction with young children and their teachers through classroom placements in an early childhood education and care setting with infants, toddlers, or preschoolers. Students are assigned to a specific classroom and group of children and participate under the direct supervision of the classroom teachers and the director of the University of Michigan Towsley Children's House (710 S. Forest).

The seminar/lecture component of the course along with written assignments provide the opportunity to reflect on classroom experiences in relation to readings made available through Canvas. Student evaluation is determined by participation in seminar, completion of four research papers, 3 journal entries, and participation in the classroom. Students are required to read the Center Handbook for information on Center policies and to complete State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Rules required clearances (i.e., complete a criminal history check and Department of Human Services Central Registry Clearance, and provide evidence of a negative TB test). Placements are scheduled in three-hour blocks (a.m. or p.m.) 2 (T,TH) or 3 (M, W, F) days per week.

Course Requirements:

Must register with Judy Collins for placement schedule, then override will be processed. The University of Michigan requires that all students enrolled in this section pass a background check BEFORE they will be allowed to go to their site. Students will receive an email from: requesting information. The request is only valid for 7 days after which it expires. Please check your junk folder, the initial email may go there.


PSYCH 307 - Directed Experiences with Children
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
 In Person
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: For registration information call 734-647-7144 or email

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