EDUC 6204: School Law: Community & Advocacy (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

This course is designed to introduce the practicing educator to basic ethical and legal concepts, laws, and significant court decisions related to schooling in America. Laws based upon the United States Constitution will be addressed in addition to important laws and policies of the State of Georgia. Topics include teacher employment rights, student rights, special education law, community support services, religion and the public school, and teacher liability. The role of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and Code of Ethics for Educators will be examined. Additionally, this class will focus on leadership, professional development, and mentoring.