Legal Aspects of Education
This certificate is available online.
Legal Framework: This online certificate program offers educators advanced training in the fundamental legal issues that impact schools and introduces recent legal development that school teachers and administrators are likely to encounter. Educators seeking career advancement in administration or union/school board leadership will especially benefit from this series of courses.
The ten courses offered in this certificate program are the same courses our students seeking a master’s degree take as electives. By completing nine of the ten courses in the Legal Aspects of Education online course series, students can receive a special graduate certificate.
A passing grade in an EDL course is considered to be B or above. A failing grade is given for work below that level. A maximum of eight hours of C (2.0) grades is applicable to the degree (grades of C- or lower are not accepted), provided that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is reached at time of graduation and an approved Student Petition is on file in the Office of Records and Registration.
Required Course Options
|Select nine of the following:||18|
|Critical Legal Issues in Education|
|Legal Aspects of Special Education|
|Minimizing Legal Risks in the Education Workplace|
|Schools In The Legal System|
|Educational Workplace Employability Issues|
|Collective and Interest-based Bargaining|
|Teacher, Parent, and Student Rights|
|Legal Responsibilities for the Education Workplace|
|Political Action And Advocacy|
|Teaching Law In K-12 Schools|
|Each course is two credit hours|
Candidates must take and pass ISBE Licensure Exam(s) in their specific area(s) to qualify for state of Illinois entitlement.