eda545 | Graduate
School Law For Educators
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Special Education Laws
- Describe the history of special education legislation and litigation.
- Analyze the subsequent impact upon the school setting.
Selected Provisions of the United States Constitution
- Apply selected provisions of the United States Constitution to the educational setting.
- Analyze the impact in relation to current court decisions.
Landmark Court Cases
- Analyze selected landmark court cases and their impact on education.
Students' Rights and Discipline
- Analyze the influence of federal and state court decisions on schools in relation to students' rights, due process, and discipline policies and procedures.
Sexual Harassment and Misconduct
- Examine the legal foundation of sexual harassment legislation.
- Illustrate staff and student examples and the ramifications of sexual harassment.
- Compare and contrast various procedures for dealing with sexual harassment complaints.
Attorney General's Opinions
- Analyze selected educational Attorney General's opinions and their impact on education.
Religion and Education
- Analyze the application of the First Amendment Establishment Clause on public education.
- Review related court decisions.
Equal Educational Opportunity
- Examine the current court decisions and their impact on equal educational opportunity.
- Evaluate educational malpractice cases.
- Describe the implications for minimum competence testing arising from these cases.
Mock Trial and Presentation
- All topics and objectives apply.
Governance of Education
- Examine the administrative structure of public education, including state and local level agencies, and the role of the school board.
State and Federal Court Systems
- Examine the framework of the state and federal court systems.
Legal Research Tools
- Define the primary and secondary resources available to research legal issues in education.
- Define tort liability.
- Examine areas of legal vulnerability in education.
Legal Status of Teachers
- Examine teachers' rights and how they have been impacted by current court decisions.
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