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ADM/516

Ethical & Legal Issues for Administrators

Online

Format

$525

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

weeks

Course length

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

08 Mar 2022

Enroll by 1pm Central: 04 Mar 2022 09:00:00 AM

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Ethical & Legal Issues for Administrators

Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course examines the legal and ethical principles for an educational administrator. Participants will develop and refine the skills necessary to analyze and integrate constructive legal and ethical principles into their practice. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and history of law and ethics needed in the educational setting for a school administrator. Current issues for school administrators featured in this course include curriculum and instruction, assessment and accountability, attendance and truancy, laws and liability, hiring and evaluating, Internet usage, and school safety and security. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Legal Framework of Public Schools and School Liability

  • Identify historic laws governing education and the effect of these laws on public schools.
  • Analyze court system rulings on education and the significant legal and ethical implications that have resulted.
  • Examine student rights and restrictions through the lens of a school administrator.
  • Compare intentional and unintentional torts related to public education.
  • Summarize the impact of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) on public schools.
  • Analyze the legal and ethical issues of using the Internet in public schools.

Law and Ethics of Teacher Employment and Evaluation

  • Analyze the issues around employment practices that administrators must adhere to when hiring staff.
  • Explain teacher rights and freedoms through the lens of a school administrator.
  • Describe the legal and ethical concerns regarding discrimination in employment.
  • Summarize due process related to teacher evaluation and dismissal.

School Administration and the Instructional Program

  • Determine the legal and ethical stance on issues of compulsory attendance and truancy of students from a school administrator’s perspective.
  • Explain the legal authority for defining curriculum for public schools.
  • Analyze the administrator’s role involving levels of accountability required of public schools.

School Safety and Security

  • Examine the jurisdiction of the USA PATRIOT Act on public schools.
  • Define the administrator’s role regarding school safety and violence in schools.
  • Explain zero tolerance and due process for public school administration.

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

Still have questions?

Speak to an enrollment representative.
(866) 354-1800

Speak to an enrollment representative.
(866) 354-1800

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SAT: 6AM to 5PM MST

Why UOPX

Why take courses at
University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) or its predecessor for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

 

Next steps

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

Transfer credit

Credit Transfer

Need to transfer credits to another college or university?

Before you enroll in a course, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept our transfer credits and to understand any requirements or limitations. Then you can complete your course, and request your official transcript be sent to your school. That’s it!

How to request your transcripts

Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

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