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ED 533 Legal Issues in Education

Content: Students examine legal issues related to the teaching profession so that secondary teachers are literate about how the law affects them and their students, including students with exceptionalities. Utilizing a case-study approach, participants explore topics including responsibilities and liabilities; teachers’ and students’ rights; the scope and limits of personal freedom of expression, religion, and association as well as personal appearance and privacy; due process rights; discrimination and equal protection; teacher contracts, evaluation, and collective bargaining; and the general education teacher’s roles and responsibilities in special education processes, with the goal of providing all students with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) as required by law.
Prerequisites: None.
Restrictions: Admission to Secondary Preservice Program.
Credits: 1 semester hour.

Reading Intervention Endorsement

...2 semester hours. LA 533 Field Notes: Observation...WCM 513/613 and ED 536. Prerequisites: None...