Law,Collaboration Transition

Course Description

A comprehensive overview of the professional, legal, and ethical practices for educators. The focus is on special education law and issues, but also incorporates legal issues related to education in general. The candidate will also examine collaborative practices with all practitioners including community members and family members.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate and apply knowledge of 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.).
  • Integrate and apply knowledge of the ethical standards and professional practices of education and special education, including the ability to provide a safe environment.
  • Integrate and apply necessary skills for collaboration.
  • Integrate and apply knowledge of special education legal requirements for the IFSP/IEP and related to education (IEP, 504, job partnership, IDEA, etc.).
  • Integrate and apply knowledge of state and federal legal requirements for placement and instruction of English Learners including ASL/English Learners.
  • Integrate and apply knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to the promoting of positive behavior and self regulation as well as to promoting safe schools.

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a Veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 230,000 alumni worldwide.

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Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

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