Jan 31, 2023
ED 538 - Maine Special Ed Law
This course will review the statutory and regulatory foundations of U.S. public policies as it pertains to Maine children and youth with disabilities. As some of Maine laws in this area have permissively been altered or may exceed federal law requirements, this course will speak to critical areas specifically addressed where the federal law and Maine’s regulations differ. This course will provide comprehensive overviews of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and other relevant federal and state legislation, regulations, and policies including FERPA, Section 504, ADA, and FAPE.
Prerequisites & Notes
This course is offered online as part of the MSEd curriculum with monthly start dates.
It will also be offered during the 2017 summer session with an on campus component.
- Assignments: 4 Units
- Interactivity: Discussion Board
- Final Assessment: Final Project
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Analyze the importance and substantive requirements of Maine Special Education Law for administrators working in the State of Maine.
- Understand the legal foundations for special education including relevant legislation, litigation, and vocabulary.
- Analyze the relationship among IDEA, Section 504, and ADA.
Credits: 3 Offered: Online: Summer 2017, Week 1
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