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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDU 519 - School Law for Teachers

This course focuses on how teachers and administrators in the field and graduate students in education can learn about tort (civil wrong doing) and case law and how it impacts them as well as their students.  Topics, readings, and discussions are timely and focus on why it is important to have a good understanding of the law as it pertains to schools.  Issues such as Common Core Learning Standards, Annual Performance Reviews, High Stakes Testing, Students with Disabilities, Student Discipline, Student Privacy and Free Speech Rights, Regulation of Off-Campus Speech, Curriculum, and other pertinent topics will be discussed.  Most recently, school safety in general has come to the forefront, and peer bullying has emerged as a key issue for educators and policymakers; therefore, our study will also include a focus on federal and state anti-bullying initiatives.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Credit: 3