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General Issues in K-12 Education

General Issues in K-12 Education

EDUC 401A

SLN: 13725

Facilitator: Sooz Stahl  sds27@uw.edu

  • Class meets: Tuesdays 
  • Start Date: 10/07
  • Time: 3-4:20pm 
  • Location: MEB 234

This seminar is designed as an exploration into the world of contemporary political, social, and educational issues in K-12 public schools. Students will learn about pressing educational topics, issues, and questions (such as the achievement gap, Race to the Top, and charter schools) while concurrently tutoring in a local school and experiencing how these concepts play out on the ground level.

For these seminars, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 1 credit: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)*
  • 2 credits: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 3 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 4 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 5 credits: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter)

*A student may opt to register for 1 credit if it means avoiding an additional registration fee. Students may also register for more than 5 credits.