SPD416 Collab, Law, & Transitions

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the professional, legal, and ethical practices for educators with an emphasis on law. Collaborative practices with peers, other service providers, community members and family members are examined. Partnerships and planning for transition to the next learning environment are explored. (NV TL:B VII, IX)

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the legal bases and mandates of special education, including the protections and rights afforded by federal law, practices expected of teachers, (e.g. fair assessment practices, development of IEP's and IFSP's, monitoring and instruction, etc.).
  • Describe the ethical standards and professional practices of education and special education, including the ability to provide a safe environment.
  • Explain necessary skills for collaboration.
  • Describe special education legal requirements for the IFSP/IEP and related to education (IEP, 504, job partnership, IDEA, etc.)
  • Identify state and federal legal requirements for placement and instruction of English Learners including ASL/English Learners.
  • Locate laws and regulations pertaining to the promoting of positive behavior and self regulation as well as to promoting safe schools