|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
UIS EDL program to offer courses to displaced graduate students, law students, and attorneys
September 15, 2005
SPRINGFIELD – During the second half of the 2005 fall semester (October 17 to December 10), the Educational Leadership Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield will make space available in its graduate online courses in the legal aspects of education to students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Displaced graduate students interested in public policy, law, advocacy, political science, and labor relations in educational settings are encouraged to apply. The courses may also be of interest to displaced students enrolled in law school or to attorneys who are required to take classes or seminars to satisfy continuing legal education credit required for licensure in their respective states.
Larry Stonecipher, dean of UIS’ College of Education and Human Services, requested the EDL program to make the courses available. UIS is among the universities and colleges across the nation that will serve as “surrogates” for students who were attending institutions disrupted by the hurricane.
Legal aspects courses currently being offered are EDL 580 Teacher, Parent, and Student Rights (2 semester hours) and EDL 582 Political Action and Advocacy (2 semester hours). Additional courses may be offered if there is sufficient interest.
Margaret Noe, assistant professor of Educational Leadership and director of the legal aspects certificate program, explained, “These courses were designed to allow educational leaders to increase their knowledge of legal issues that may affect them professionally and also to enable them to meet statutorily mandated requirements for professional development and certification. We believe that they may be viable curricular options for displaced graduate students, law school students or attorneys looking for educational opportunities this year.”
Displaced students may qualify for e-tuition, special rates, or waivers. Prospective students should contact Kim Kubatzke, EDL/MTL online coordinator, by phone at 217/206-7516 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EDL courses may be considered or reviewed for applicability through the home or transferring university’s academic policies and procedures. Institution staff who require additional program information should contact Noe by phone at 217/206-6222 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
|The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.|
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