CSED 530 - Educational Law, Policy and Ethics
This course will provide an overview of Educational Law with an emphasis on legal issues relating to public education. It considers the rights and responsibilities of students, teachers, and educational practitioners and relates these rights to school programs and operations as determined by federal, NYS and local laws and court decisions. Legal focus will be added to the comprehensive examination study guide.
Candidates will have the opportunity to study selected federal and state cases affecting the administration of our educational system. School law topics are discussed through a combination of lecture and case law analysis. The goal of this course is to empower the candidate with the knowledge of how laws affect schools as well as how laws are applied to school situations. Throughout the course, the students will explore the relationship between legal and policy decisions that influence teaching, learning, school culture and the organization and operation of schools. A focus on practical aspects of school law is emphasized.
10 hours of administrative fieldwork are required.