Riverways Education Partnerships

EDUC 401: Caring for AAPI Students and Communities in K-12 Education

  • Date & Time: Online, Asynchronous
  • SLN: 11323
  • Facilitators: Olympia (olympialai@gmail.com)

Course Description:

This seminar will explore major themes in K-12 education through an abolitionist teaching framework, specifically as it relates to the needs of the AAPI community. We will discuss the diversity within the AAPI community itself, learn about anti-racist and multicultural approaches to instruction and community engagement, and how educators can holistically care for AAPI students’ wellbeing and mental health.


For EDUC 401 seminars, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Seminars are Credit/No Credit, and are I&S credits. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 1-3 credits*: 20 hours of tutoring over the quarter
  • 4 credits: 40 hours of tutoring over the quarter
  • 5 credits: 60 hours of tutoring over the quarter
  • 6 credits**: 80 hours of tutoring over the quarter

A student may opt to register for 1 or 2 credits if it means avoiding an additional registration fee. ** If a student would like to register for more than 6 credits, they should email riverways@uw.edu with the request.

Current EDUC 401 Students: Need to change the number of credits for your seminar? Riverways staff can help you do this for free. Please email riverways@uw.edu before Friday of Week 7.