May 27, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 401 - Teacher and the Law

(3 credits)
Students will gain a greater understanding of both federal and state constitutional rights and protections impacting the teacher’s role in providing safety, education, equity, and required services to all students. The course will focus on federal and state amendments, search and seizure, due process, tort law, as well as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004), and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Emphasis will be placed on turning educational and legal theory into practice through the use of educator seminars. Students will review the most current cases and trends in special education law, analyze cases, and learn how to research both statutory and case law. Required clearances will be needed to participate in field experiences.