2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 729 - School Law and Ethics

3 hours
This course focuses on the legalities and ethical decision making required by local, state and federal law as it pertains to education. A professional and personal code of ethics is discussed. A review of the legal system provides a foundation for the exploration of the historical and current perspectives of case law that continue to mold public education in the United States. The law cases cover issue in education: church and state, student attendance, the instructional program, student rights, rights of disabled children, student discipline, desegregation of public schools; certification, contracts and tenure, teacher rights and freedoms; and collective bargaining. Teacher and administrator liability in child abuse cases, sexual harassment and medical situations influencing policy development and working with local school governing boards or councils are emphasized. GR