ED 533 - Federal and State Civil Rights and Education Laws
Students will pursue an in-depth study of the federal and state constitutional provisions and statutory laws directly affecting educators who need to interpret those provisions as part of their responsibilities in public school settings. Through discussion and readings, students will develop competence dealing with legal situations that affect students, teachers, special education, and the administration of public schools. In addition, students will examine the education laws of one specific state. Students will complete a final project involving a topic of interest or action research that is of direct importance in their work environment.
Assignments: 4 Units
Final Assessment: Final Project
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Articulate the major legal issues related to students.
- Explain the major legal issues related to teachers and credentialing.
- Understand the major legal issues related to special education and entitlements to a free and appropriate public education.
- Become familiar with the major federal issues impacting schools today, with special emphasis on the No Child Left Behind Act.
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