May 28, 2024  
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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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.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 4 Units

Interactivity: None

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.

Credits: 3

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