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Legal & Ethical Issues in Education




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides students with the opportunity to examine and apply legal and ethical issues within the context of an educational setting. Legal issues and their consequent impact on educators are discussed, analyzed, and applied to current educational practices. Emphasis is placed on the ways ethical and legal issues facing teachers affect student learning, and the critical thinking, decision-making, professional, and personal conduct of teachers. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of  Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Wisconsin, Wyoming  and individuals who reside outside the United States.



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